Snacks – A Love Hate Relationship Greek Style


Snacks a love hate relationship the Greek style. Greece is an ancient superpower not only a historic country with cities like Athens and Sparta known for its military might, ancient architectures and the first known democracy in the world. Greece is also known for its ancient Greek philosophers and cuisine. Please comment below to let us know what you think.

Greek Feta, they’re Greek favorites, they’re delicious, prep time is approximately two minutes. This is the ultimate Greek touch to any table, whether you’re serving appetizers or a full meal.

Amygdalota is gluten-free almond cookie that is wildly popular in Greece and are the perfect match to a warm cup of Greek coffee. Whether it is a family or friends gathering, Amygdalota reflects the images of good times warm relationships. This food may vary a bit in different parts of Greece, but almonds being the dominant ingredient throughout the regions.

You are looking at a photo of what just might be my all time favorite food. I hate to make extreme statements and my tastes often change. But, right now, if I had to choose one last thing to eat in life, there is a good chance it would be the Bougatsa from a small, hole-in-the-wall place in Corfu, Greece.

This steaming hot, custard pastry is cut in squares straight out of the oven by a guy who looks more like a member of The Sopranos gang than a bakery employee. He slings your piece across the counter to the gum-chewing check-out lady who sprinkles it heavily with powdered sugar and cinnamon, wraps it up, takes your money and sends you on your way. On the scooter ride back to the house, my mouth salivates with anticipation as the warm custard pie warms my lap.

In this bakery, there is a door open to the back where you can see the lady making the phyllo pies. Watching someone stretch and toss homemade phyllo is unbelievable. I had hoped to make a video of it this year but did not have the time. Think pizza dough tossing times one-hundred. The expert tosses it back and forth, swings the dough around her head in the air a few times with a lasso-like motion, expanding and thinning its size considerably. The custard filling is plopped and spread into the middle and the dough is folded and refolded around it. The whole process is quick, as I am sure she has done it thousands of times, and is both graceful and rough at the same time.

In Greece they have Gyros, Souvlaki and Kebab, which where I am from is pretty much the same thing so we asked our guide to explain the difference to us. A Gyro is when the meat is roasted vertically turning on the spit. Slices of it are then placed in pita with typical accessories – sauce (tzatziki), tomatoes, onions, lettuce and often french fries/chips. They are cheap and so yummy! But very messy for kids, try the alternative.

Saragli (accent on last syllable) or rolled baklava is a style of baklava that come from the Greeks of Constantinople. This recipe calls for the traditional Greek walnut filling but feel free to use the chopped nuts of your choice. You will go NUTS over these

Super simple to roll – a half inch diameter wooden or metal dowel is perfect for rolling your saragli. Just be careful not to roll too tightly as a light touch works best here. And try scoring your rolls on a diagonal, that way the cut pieces have a little more visual interest when plated as above. If you cut each roll approx 4 times you’ll get 4 perfect pieces and 2 end pieces. Growing up, the end pieces always went to us kids because they’re not quite as pretty but no worries – they’re every bit as tasty!

Greek Papadopoulou Caprice. Viennese wafers with hazelnut and cocoa creme. Delicious dessert made of sugar, wheat flour, palm oil, skim milk powder, hazelnuts, cocoa creme. Packaging may vary. 250gr packaging

  • Caprice Wafer Rolls with Hazelnut Cocoa Creme Filling
  • Great for a Snack or Special Occasion!
  • Pack of 2 – Each Container is 8.8 Ounces
  • Made in Greece

Wonderful as appetizers or a side, these miniature spinach pies enclose fresh spinach, feta cheese, and dried dill in folds of delightfully crispy phyllo dough. Reviewers reported that this recipe won over everyone from picky kids to spinach-phobic husbands and doubters of light fare.

Rich, creamy and tart, Greek yogurt is a decadent dream for you if you often crave healthy snacks. This diva of dairy goods is gaining more and more popularity, as nutritionists and health experts around the world agree that snacking on Greek yogurt is an incredibly smart and gratifying choice. Here are five wonderful reasons why.

  1. Heart Health
  2. Bone Health
  3. Weight Reduction
  4. Muscle Accretion
  5. Tasty Food Combinations

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