Greek Cuisine

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Greek Cuisine

  1. 1. Greek Cuisine
  2. 2. Greek cuisine is a mediterranean cuisine, sharing various characteristics with other cuisines of the region. It has been in every Greek house preserved for generations. Italy Croatia Turkey
  3. 3. Factors that formed it The greek cuisine has a long tradition and its flavors change with the season and the geography.
  4. 4. Bean soup, (Fasolada), traditional winter dish in mountainous areas Sea food, summer dishes in coastal areas
  5. 5. Influences SINCE THE ANCIENT TIMES, EATING IN THE GREEK CULTURE IS CONCIDERED A SOCIAL ACTIVITY!!! Fresh fish, one of the favourite dishes of the Greeks; platter with red figures, c. 350–325 BC, Louvre.
  6. 6. FOOD AND SOCIAL INTERACTION ARE DEEPLY ENTWINED IN THE GREEK CULTURE. Food brings the whole family together during mealtimes, as well as when it comes to important life events or religious celebrations. Scene from an ancient symposium
  7. 7. Healthiness the “Mediterranean triad” – wheat olive oil wine.
  8. 8. These are the foods that form the base of the traditional Greek regimen.
  9. 9. Climate and available ingredients Small or middle class farmers, producing: -cheeses - oils – fruits – nuts - grains - legumes vegetables -, as well as greens and herbs that grow in the wild.
  10. 10. Growing Crocus in Kozani.
  11. 11. Geography With 20 % of Greece made up of islands, fish and seafood are a popular and common part of the Greek diet. Lamb and goat are served mainly during holidays and festivals, while poultry, beef and pork are in plentiful supply.
  12. 12. Greeks have a big variety of food on their dietary, salads, soups, pites (pies), vegetables, legumes, meat, seafood, fish and of course desserts & sweets.
  13. 13. Salads and appetizers Greek Salad or “Choriatiki”, the queen of salads! Dakos
  14. 14. Tzatziki
  15. 15. Pies
  16. 16. Main Vegetarian dishes  Fasolada (bean soup) and Fakes (lentil soup with vinegar)  Gemista  Fasolakia and all other vegetables are cooked in the same way like eggplants.
  17. 17. Meat dishes Souvlaki with pita, Pastitsio Stifado and many more!
  18. 18. Seafood For such a small country, there is a lot of coastline which is why they have such a strong history of seafaring. Eating seafood goes along with that. Ψαρι ψητο Bakaliaros (cod)
  19. 19. Sweets Galaktompoureko Kourabiethes
  20. 20. Excessive quantities of food are served in a typical greek table.
  21. 21. The Greeks are turning to a foreign model of consumption. Globalisation is affecting our diet. Souvlaki, a popular Greek fast food
  22. 22. The mediterranean diet is not a diet. Rather, it is a lifestyle – including foods, activities, meals with friends and family…
  23. 23. YOU ALL NEED TO COME TO GREECE AND TASTE ITS FLAVOUR! KOKLONI NEFELI

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