A Delicious Greek Salad : Cretan Dakos

Greece is known for its delicious food, healthy dishes and lots of salads. One of the dishes you can usually find on the tavern menu, under “salads”, is the “dakos”. It is a traditional salad, from the island of Crete. But do not worry, you can now also find it all over Greece!

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Kourabiedes – Greek Christmas cookies – a recipe

It is nearly Christmas and preparations have begun. We decorate our house, and we buy or make sweets. In Greece, there are two kinds of cookies you can buy or taste all over Greece, during the Christmas Holiday season: melomacarona and kourabiedes. Maybe you would like to bake those delicious cookies yourself? Below you will find our recipe.

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Moussakás: a delicious Greek dish

“Énan moussaká, parakaló” This is how Omilo students attending Greek courses in Athens, Nafplio, Lefkada or Syros order one of their favorite Greek dishes. When you visit Greece, you will definitely enjoy Greek cuisine and Greek food culture. Moussakas is the symbol of Greek cuisine, a dish you can find in most taverns in any season. Learn its history and try to cook a delicious moussaka, following our recipe.
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Parsley dip from Syros island

When we are on the island of Syros for the Greek summer courses, one of the things the Omilo team and students love, are the tavern meals. The taverns on Syros island offer lots of wonderful dishes worth discovering. Today we would like to share a recipe with you of a typical starter from Syros island.
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The Greek Food Culture

Whether you are living in Greece or just visiting, you will quickly notice that food has an important role in Greek society. Greeks consider a meal as quality time with friends and family. It is their way to socialize, to discuss various topics and concerns, to make fun and to offer hospitality. Even in a changing society, where fast food chains pop up everywhere, the traditional Greek kitchen holds the highest position.
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Fish Roe Salad – Tarama

Taramasalata or taramosalata is a Greek appetizer/dip made from tarama, the salted roe (fish eggs) of cod or grey mullet mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and a base of bread or potatoes.
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Pork with celery & lemon sauce

Would you like to cook a delicious Greek dish, which is also a great alternative for a Christmas table?  Pork with celery and lemon sauce! (vegetarians can replace the pork with mushrooms! )

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Cooking Giouvarlakia (Meatballs with egg-lemon sauce)

Now that the autumn season started, temperatures go down and along with that, light summer dishes switch to warm winter recipes. The Greek kitchen has amazing salads, fish and seafood for hot days, but when it is getting colder, Greek people prefer oven dishes, warm soup and meat.

And in contradiction to what you might think, cooking a Greek dish does not always have to be complicated. Today we will teach you a great example for a simple & tasty dish that you can prepare on a cold day: “Giouvarlakia”. In other words, we will prepare meatballs with egg-lemon sauce. The ingredients are simple and it does not take much more than half an hour to prepare.

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All about Greek wines: try the amazing varieties

There are 300 varieties of grape cultivated by more than 150,000 farmers in Greece.  Greece produces some outstanding wines, thanks to its climate – rain doesn’t disrupt the harvesting and the endless sunshine allows for maximum ripening. With a little imagination, the future of the country’s wines could be “rosé” (rosy).
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Greek Cheese

Those of you thinking that countries like France and The Netherlands are known for its cheese production, might be surprised how many cheeses are produced in Greece.
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