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Greek Herbs and Spices

Greek Salad courtesy of MorguefileGreece has an ancient, almost mystical culinary tradition. Whether you are interested in making a nice moussaka, Greek salad, or stuffed grape leaves, you'll want to know something about the signature herbs of this sun kissed Mediterranean country. So, get out your olive oil, phyllo dough, feta cheese and kalamata olives, tune up your bouzouki, and lets explore Greek flavor. Follow the links to information on each of these traditional Greek herbs and spices:

Thyme
Oregano
Marjoram

Rosemary Fresh Figs courtesy of Morguefile
Dittany
Basil
Nutmeg
SaffronCloves
Dill
Fennel
Savory
Bay Leaf (Daphni)
Sesame
Mint

Greek food is a cornucopia of blended flavors, and nowhere in the world is it more evident that understanding how herbs and spice work together makes for great cuisine.

Greek food takes full advantage of the aroma and flavor of both cooked and raw ingredients, and marries mild wholesome cheeses, fruits and vegetables with herbs that can bring out their unique flavors and textures.

Eggplant, figs, feta cheese, ground lamb, olives, sesame seeds, crisp pastry and honey work like the the colors on a painter's palate, and thyme, oregano, basil, dill and mint help to enhance and refine the foods of this amazing land.

For a great Moussaka recipe, see my blog: Moussaka Recipe With Eggplant (Aubergine)

2 comments:

  1. Thanks to the blog owner. What a blog! nice idea.

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  2. I love all these spices! Especially together - good point, the Greeks do know how to make spices work together for good flavor. =)

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