Greek cuisine has a culinary tradition of some 4,000 years!
Wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains
Greek food is also extremely flavorsome
Have you ever wondered why Greek food is so popular the world over? The reasons for the popularity of this cuisine are actually very simple. Perhaps the most important of these reasons is the healthy nature of Greek dishes. Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, wine, and meat (white and red, including lamb, poultry, rabbit and pork).
Other important ingredients include olives, cheese, eggplant (aubergine), zucchini (courgette), lemon juice, vegetables, herbs, bread and yoghurt. The most commonly used grain is wheat; barley is also used. Greek food is also extremely flavorsome, with the unique combinations of herbs and spices used in Greek recipes unrivaled in any other global cuisine.
Among the most popular herbs used in Greek cookery are dill, oregano, mint, thyme, and rosemary, while hefty doses of garlic also boost heart health and brain power. Common dessert ingredients include nuts, honey, fruits, and filo pastry. Greek cuisine has a culinary tradition of some 4,000 years and is a part of the history and the culture of Greece.