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Greek Food

The Mediterranean diet is known to be one of the healthiest in the world although the exception is breakfast in Greece which tends to be five cigarettes and two cups of very strong coffee!!One of the great delights of visiting Greece is to eat the local food and try the regional dishes.  The over-riding problem facing most English speakers reading a Greek menu is that half the menu is full of spelling mistakes and most of the descriptions of the dishes are sufficiently obscure as to make it almost impossible to know what you are eating.  This problem was brought home to us in an ouzeri on Alonissos.  When asked whether they had wild greens (horta) the lady serving us replied “Yes, we have dandelions”.

Obviously if you can read a bit of Greek is helps because you can get the real name of the dish and a proper description of the food.  However, if you have to suffer the English section of the menu we have put together a listing of the more unusual dishes that always prompt the question to the waiter “Well, what exactly is it?”

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