Everything You Need to Know About Greek Gyros

When you visit Greece, one of the things you might notice is that there are Greek gyro shops all over the country. After all, it is one of the most popular street foods. You can also find authentic Greek gyros in restaurants and festivals throughout the world. Not only that, but with the right ingredients, you can make gyros at home!

What is a Greek gyro exactly? It is a special sandwich that typically uses a special kind of meat that has been cooked on a rotisserie. The meat is sliced and other ingredients, such as tzatziki, are added. It is encased by a traditional Greek pita. Here’s more information about them: Here’s more information about them:

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Greek Foods to Grill for Summer

Summer is the ideal season for enjoying grilled Greek foods. There’s something wonderful about sharing a delicious grilled meal outdoors with friends or family! Greek cuisine also offers many delicious meal options you can eat during this time of year. Here are some of the Greek foods that you can enjoy grilling this season.

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Different Greek Coffees to Drink

Coffee is an important part of Greek culture and people all over the country enjoy it on a regular basis. There are several different types of coffee drinks that you can enjoy, such as the traditional hot coffee and the colder Greek frappe. Whether you are visiting Greece or want to enjoy Greek coffee outside of the country, here are some of the Greek coffees that you will want to try.

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Springtime Cooking in Greece

When many people think of Greece, they tend to assume that the country experiences endlessly warm weather.  Most people flock to Greece for a visit during the summer months, and the food that is available at that time reflects that idea. The reality is that Greece experiences multiple seasons and each one of them has different foods readily available during them.

Springtime in Greece is lovely. The temperature is still warm but is slightly cooler than in the summer, and the cooking also reflects this climate. Here’s a look at how to navigate the cuisine in Greece during this season:

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The Art of Cooking with Phyllo

Phyllo dough, also known as “filo” or “fyllo,” is a primary ingredient in a lot of Greek dishes. Unfortunately, it can be a little tricky to work with, especially to those who are new to Greek cooking. Phyllo dough is made up of paper-thin sheets, which means that working with it can be difficult.

Don’t get too discouraged though, everybody who has experience cooking with Phyllo has their own tricks and tips for making the process as easy as possible.  Here’s a look at some of our favorite!

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Introduction to Greek Cheeses

If you are a cheese connoisseur or just looking to try some foods with unique flavor profiles, you’ll want to check out Greek cheeses. They can work perfect in recipes or as appetizers at party functions. There are many varieties of Greek cheese., but these are some of the main ones you should consider.

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Guide to Ordering Drinks in Greece

Greece is a popular destination for people to visit each year. Everyone comes here to have the ideal vacation experience, and for many that includes going out for a few drinks. Drinking in Greece is considered to be a way of life, with dinner tables filled with the region’s top spirits, such as Ouzo or Raki, or the local wine or beer. You can also order cocktails and other drinks at bars and nightclubs. Here’s more information on how to order drinks in Greece!

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Drink Raki While on Crete

Crete is the largest and most populated of the Greek islands. On Crete, as in many areas of Greece and the Mediterranean, drinking is a social activity. Because of this, alcohol is made available at almost every family dinner. While Greeks drink wine, beer, and other types of alcoholic beverages, Raki is a very popular alcoholic drink. Raki is associated solely with the island of Crete. In fact, according to the European Union or EU, alcoholic drinks can only be labeled as Raki if the drink has been made on Crete itself.

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Get to Know Greek Ice Cream

While visiting Greece, you may consider treating yourself to some ice cream! Greek ice cream that can be found in Greece today is similar to the ice cream that we know and love. Greeks have a long history of loving frozen desserts and versions of ice cream can be found dating back to ancient times. Here’s more information about this frozen treat and its history in Greece:

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Get to Know the Different Types of Greek Olives

Greece is known for its delicious olives and there are so many more varieties than people may realize! Some olives can be easily found all over the word, such as the Kalamata olive. Others, like the plum olive, are more uncommon and may not be as readily available outside of Greece. No matter which olive you try, you won’t be disappointed! Here are some of the most common types of Greek olives:

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