Thursday, 5 March 2015

Travel and eat well: Greece and the Olympian Gods food

Greece is a wonderful country for food. Local fresh veggies, fruits are sold along the roads. Everything is relatively cheap (compared to other countries of Europe). We found juicy oranges at 50 cents a kilo, and delicious spinach at 1 euro.

We highly recommend Greek pastries, especially karithata, the Greek nuts cookies



kourabiedes, the Christamas butter cookies

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and our favorite: melomakarona, the Christmas honey cookies that taste like heaven!!!!!!

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We also advise you to visit at least one "Cafe Neo",  the heart of the Greek popular life and where you can taste delicious "tapas" of grilled meat, fish, octopus, veggies..... miam miam.

We found everywhere in Greece, all along the road, wild fennel.

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Their seed with a flavor of anis , is an wonderful accessory for food, such as cabbage salad or fish. You can also find it in supermarket for very cheap but we like the idea of collecting those little seeds ourselves.

There is also rosemary

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and wild salva 
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 which give meat an extra taste.

You can also find lemon, (bitter) orange, very good for making sauce. Along the coast, you can buy very cheap frozen fish: 2 euros for 4 filets, it's quite enough for two!

What we recommend to try absolutely:

Feta: sour, low fat. Normally it's a mix between goat and sheep milk but one also can have feta from cow milk which is less expensive. You can find it everywhere, the "heart" of the famous Greek salad. A bit expensive but worth to try.

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Pita (Greek bread stuffed with meat and veggies). Cheap and so tasty.

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Taztiki sauce (with yogurt, cucumber and garlic).

Skordalia: garlic and bread cream, perfect for appetizer.

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Thesaloniki trigona: filo pasta with pastry cream.

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Spanakopita: filo pasta with spinach and cheese, our daily breakfast. A good combination of protein, fat, carbohydrate and some vitamin, to start a cycling day.

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Olives: oil or to eat. The kalamata is the most famous for eating.




Chipuro or Tsipouro: the local grapes distilled. Can have a taste of anis or not. The best one can be found in Evia :-)

Greek is also a perfect place to have dried fruits, especially dried figs from Evia, the best place in Greek for this delicious fruit.


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