We've assembled some of the most popular Greek recipes, each passed on from generation to generation. You will find Greek recipes ranging from baklava to pastitsio. Don't forget to stop by our store for some Greek food & groceries before you start cooking!
The country of Greece is a rocky, mountanous landscape with limited fertile land. The Greeks had to use the cultivation of their landscape quite inventively in order to produce their Greek food. In some areas meat and dairy products played the primary role. In other areas olive oil, legumes and greens·were were the daily staple. The Mediterranean provided an ample supply of food for those Greeks that lived near the sea. The lack of fertile soil had another result: it formed the immigration as an important characteristic of Greek history. But immigrants, as merchants and conquerors, adopted elements from foreign culinary cultures and imported them to Greece. They imported new kinds of fruits and vegetables, too.
Long lasting conflicts, invasions and a four hundred year Ottoman domination also left their marks. For a very long time Greek food cooking was heavily dependent on its local products and religious dietary laws. Although international cuisine and other influences have adjusted the Greek diet, in some remote villages you can still find the tasty cooking which links to the culinary past...and it is in those tucked-away villages that you will find the finest Greek food!