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Food in Ancient Greece

The Greek diet consisted of foods that were easily


raised in the rocky terrain of Greeces landscape.
Breakfast was eaten just after sunrise and
consisted of bread dipped in wine. Lunch was again
bread dipped in wine along with some olives, figs,
cheese or dried fish.
Supper was the main meal of each day. It was
eaten near sunset. It consisted of vegetables, fruit,
fish, and possibly honey cakes. Sugar was
unknown to ancient Greeks, so natural honey was
used as a sweetener.
Fish was the main source of protein in the Greek
diet. Beef was very expensive, so it was rarely
eaten. Beef and pork were only available to poor
people during religious festivals. It was during the
festivals that cows or pigs were sacrificed to the
gods, and the meat was cooked and handed out to
the public.
Wine was the main drink in ancient Greece. It was
watered down; to drink it straight was considered
barbaric. Milk was rarely drunk, because again, it
was considered barbaric. Milk was used for cheese

production. Water was another possible choice as a


drink.
The Greeks did not have any eating utensils, so
they ate with their hands. Bread was often used to
scoop out thick soups. Bread was also used as a
napkin to clean hands. After being used as a
napkin, the bread was then thrown on the floor for
the dogs or slaves to clean up at a later time.
Men often gathered for dinner parties called
symposiums. Having guests in the house was a
male-only affair. Women of the house were not
permitted to attend. After giving a wine offering to
the gods, the men drank and talked about politics
or morals. Often young girls and boys would be
employed to entertain guests with music and
dance.

EAT GREEK
Eat Greek honors the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh,
wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece to a contemporary and
comfortable setting in upbeat Dubai.

SAGANAKI EGG
In Greek cuisine, saganaki (Greek ) is any one of a variety of dishes
prepared in a small frying pan, the best-known being an appetizer of fried cheese.

GREEK VEGGIE WRAP


Wraps are such a great lunch option - easy to make, easy to take with you. These
wraps are full of Greek flavor, with hummus, couscous, feta cheese, veggies

FROZEN GREEK YOGURT


According to scientists, yogurt, as a part of a balanced diet is the key for a long life. Greek yogurt
(in comparison with a "regular" yogurt) has about double proteins, half sodium, half
carbohydrates, less lactose, as well as a more condensed source of probiotics. Frozen yogurt is a
frozen dessert which contains yogurt and other dairy products. It is slightly more fluid than icecream and also has less fat (due to the use of milk instead of cream-milk). During its production
fresh Greek yogurt and milk are used. It is a completely healthy dish because the final product has
low content in fat (only 2%) while it has no sugar (fructose 2%) and for this reason it is not
fattening although it is a tasty temptation that can be consumed without fear from children and
adults.

MATEXA
Metaxa 7 Stars Greek (Distilled) Spirit (Muscat wines mixed with herbs)

AGIORGITIKO BOUTARI

The medium-bodied red wine grape is agiorgitiko [ay-yorh-YEE-tee-koh] from the


ancient region of Nemea, a mountainous island profuse with olive groves

GREEK SALAD BRUSCHETTA


Make this Greek salad bruschetta. This easy appetizer is perfect for any summer barbeque
or party. It also makes a great healthy snack or light punch.

HORIATIKI SALAD
That's why most Greeks prefer this salad from late spring to early autumn. The
ingredients must be fresh and ripe.

GARIDES FETA
Garides me feta is popular in Greek taverns, where it is usually served in an earthenware
dish called a youvetsi. Other names for the dish are garides youvetsi or garides saltsa.

GLUTEN FREE GREEK APPETIZER


PIZZA

DELICIOUS LENTEN
GREEK HONEY PUFFS

GREEK LAMB MEATBALLS

FRAPPE

GREEK MOJITO

FROZEN STRAWBERRY
MARGARITA

PEACH BERRY FROZEN


DESSERT

SCRUMPTIOUS LENTEN
APPLE PIE

MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED
BROWNIES
Mediterranean Inspired Brownies Made with Greek Yogurt and Olive
Oil