Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Greek Food



One of my favorite things about greek cuisine is the abundance of feta. Here in the US, we sometimes sprinkle small portions of feta cheese to add a kick of fresh, cheesy goodness. In Greece, they don't sprinkle. They don't even crumble. They cut a block of feta and serve it to you on a place with some vegetables (see middle photo above). 

My favorite greek food to make at home is Spanakopita. The fresh, crisp phylo dough softly covering a beautiful, blended mixture of feta cheese, fresh parsley, lemon juice and other fresh herbs and spices is so tasty. The perfect appetizer. For a great spanakopita recipe from David Lebovitz, click here.

5 comments:

Karishma said...

This looks divine! I haven't experimented with Greek food enough, but now I'm tempted to give it a shot. =)

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

This post is making me starving!

Sarah said...

I love Greek food! I lived there for a summer in college and it is so much better in person. Everything is so fresh! And yes, they love feta! I don't know why but the feta there tasted so much better then feta here. Believe it or not, the middle photo is actually a greek salad (when in Greece). They don't put lettuce in greek salads like we do in the states. It's just onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta. It's the best (now I totally want one)!

Taylor Laree said...

This all looks so good. I've never eaten much Greek, but I do LOVE feta, so I'm betting I'll love it.

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look see (naomi) said...

Yum! Love Greek food, love feta cheese! :)