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Menu Guide


Arni: Lamb

Avgolemono: Rich egg and lemon sauce, but also name of traditional egg-lemon soup

Baklava: Nut pastry diamonds sweetened with honey-lemon syrup

Bourekakia: Savory appetizers made with filo sheets filled with of meat or vegetables

Dolmades: Grape leaves filled with meat and-or rice filling - also called Dolmas

Farina: Finely ground wheat flour used to make pasta, also used in cakes and custards

Fava: Beans that are eaten shelled or cooked in the pod

Feta: Pungent cheese made from sheep's milk

Filo: Paper thin pastry sheets - also called phyllo

Fournos: Traditional Greek clay oven

Garides: Shrimp

Grape Leaves: Tender leaves from grape vines used to wrap fillings and decorate platters of food

John Dory: Popular fish used in Greek food

Kafes: coffee

Kalamaria: squid

Kalamata: Classic Greek olive, kalamata oil also available

Kapari: Capers, pickled unopened flower buds from a Mediterranean bush

Kasseri: Creamy white cheese

Kafalotiri: Hard cheese used freshly grated

Khorta: Wild greens

Kourabiethes: Rich butter cookies topped with powdered sugar, sometimes flavored

Macaronia: Greek pasta

Mezethes: Appetizers - also called Meze

Mizithera: Cheese made from goat or sheep milk

Moussaka: Lamb and eggplant casserole

Orzo: Rice-shaped pasta

Ouzo: Anise-flavored liqueur

Pasta Flora: Pastry tart filled with cherry or apricot puree

Pastitsio: Pasta and lamb casserole topped with rich white sauce

Phillo: see Filo

Pilafi: Rice cooked with onions, seasoned with herbs, often served with nuts

Pita: Flatbread used to hold grilled meats or vegetables, or used with dips

Psari: Fish

Salata: Salad

Salatika: Green salad

Skorthalia: Garlic sauce made with almonds

Souvlakia: Skewered lamb

Spanakopeta: Flaky spinach pastry made with filo dough

Tahini: Sesame paste, often added to pureed chick peas

Tiropita: Flaky cheese-filled pastry made with filo dough

Greece
Backgrounder
What to Eat
Greek recipes:
from Kate's Global Kitchen
Phyllo Dough & Tips
More Greek recipes:
Baked Fish (Psaria Plaki)
Bulgur Salad
Chick Pea Puree (Hummus bi Tahina)
Egg Lemon Sauce (Avgolemono Sauce)
Egg Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)
Feta Cheese Pastry (Tiropita)
Honey-Dipped Cookies (Finikia)
Lamb and Eggplant Casserole (Moussaka)
Lamb and Pasta Casserole (Pastitsio)
Meatballs (Keftedakia)
Pork Kabobs (Souvlaki)
Salad with Greens (Khorta Salatika)
Spinach-Cheese Pastries (Spanakopetes)
Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmathes)
Tomato Salad
Walnut Pastry (Baklava)
Yogurt Cake (Yiaourtopitta Glykisma)
Yogurt Cheese
Yogurt Dip
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