What It Means to Eat Greek
It’s not only the ingredients that make Greek cuisine unique, the belief in sharing meals with others, focusing on nutrition and celebrating life that define the dining experience. Rich flavors, an abundance of seasonings and diverse array of foods culminate to create a cuisine that is as delicious as time honored.
For centuries, olives, breads, wine and vegetables have been the staples of Mediterranean recipes. Traditional Greek foods relied heavily on what was available throughout the region. The climate produces an abundance of lemons and olives, making them a common ingredient in virtually all dishes. Likewise, the country’s close proximity to water mean fish and seafood are dietary staples. While the country has no short supply of meat, much of the region’s diet focuses on a variety of vegetables.
It’s not the ingredients or focus on the Mediterranean Diet that makes Greek cuisine unique, it’s the importance placed on dining together. Greek culture places significance in eating together, turning a meal into a social event. Eating like a Greek is more than enjoying fresh vegetables, herbs, spices and wines, it’s turning every day meals into a celebration. Spending time together around the table laughing and relishing the company of others is the true cornerstone of Greek dining.
We invite you and your loved ones to join us in eating Greek at your next meal.