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5 Top Tips for the Greek cuisine

Greece ● 09 March 2018
 

5 Top Tips for the Greek cuisine


Before you start wondering about the local food habits, here is a useful list with tips you need to know before you sit on the Greek table. Enjoy the tasty dishes having in mind that these tips might offer you a brand new gastronomic experience that you have never had before!


Lemon, the essential

It is very very common and you will see it everywhere you go around the country. We would go as far as to say that lemon can go with absolute everything that is served on the Greek table! Forget balsamic, vinegar, spicy sauces, ketchup or mayonnaise. Lemon is served with fresh fish, meat, vegetables, green salads,cheese, potatoes and all different kind of Greek meze. It is essential when you order soup, fish or any type of meat that is not made with tomatoes. In general, lemon accompanies just about anything except tomatoes. It might be a strange thing for your habits, but it is worth trying it!





Cheese is a must!

Another must of the Greek gastronomy is cheese. Due to the fact that there is such a great variety of Greek cheese around the country, it is very common to have cheese on the table no matter what you order or eating. Different type of cheese goes with certain type of food and dishes. Expect feta cheese when you have cooked vegetables, meat and salads. Or Graviera and Kefalograviera, types of yellow cheese, when you are eating fried dishes or fresh vegetables.
The variety of cheese is big so enjoy it!





Bread is taken for granted!


No matter where you go when you eat out, whether you are in a fancy restaurant or in a little traditional tavern, fresh bread will come to your table even if you don't ask for it. The charge is about 1-2 Euro but apart from it, bread is considered an essential feature of the Greek table and no meal can be complete without fresh, mouth watering bread. Greek bread has various types and it is best combined with fresh olive oil and olives, tzatziki or tirokafteri, a spicy mix of posed cheese that is delicious as a snack or starter. In Greece, you will love bread even if you are not a big fan of it back home!





Water is served anyway!

Whether you are out for a drink or beer, launch or dinner or even just a snack, the waiter will bring you a glass of tap water. It is a simple gesture of hospitality to offer water to everyone who is sitting at the table of your shop and if you visit a Greek home, a glass of water is considered to be the minimum of what the owner of the house can offer you and as a guest it is a kind response from your side if you drink it- even if you are not thirsty, plus you don't have to drink it all.
In most places around the world, this simple detail is not listed in the everyday life of the people. In Greece, you will never get thirsty! 






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