Greek cuisine, rich in authentic flavors and aromas, represents an age-old cultural unity. It has a history of around 4,000 years, with special characteristics based on pure and unique quality goods of the Greek land. In fact, it was Archestratos who wrote the first cookbook in history (330 B.C.). Despite what you may believe about Greek cuisine, it is more than just "moussaka", "Souvlaki" and the famous Greek salad "horiatiki". It offers a great variety of delicious and healthy dishes that can fully satisfy everyone, both vegetarians and meat lovers. Dozens of scientific studies have shown the positive effect of a balanced Greek diet on a person's health, beauty, and longevity.
So, what are the basic elements of Greek cuisine? Salt form the ubiquitous sea, virgin olive oil, freshly baked bread ground from wheat, tomatoes, onions, cheese, olives, fresh fish and seafood, legume... everything you know as the Mediterranean diet. Greeks don't eat to live but rather live to eat, and a meal is almost always a social, convivial occasion, which revives the original meaning of companionship. Several things have changed throughout the last decades in the Greek gourmet, but one thing has always been true: the emphasis on authentic, raw ingredients, simple dishes, cooked slowly and without fussy sauces, seasoned with herbs and olive oil rather than exotic spices, with love and imagination.
As far as flavorings (herbs) are concerned, they are renowned for their aromas and curative properties. As you taste some of the many different dishes, you will be mesmerized by the amazing aroma of oregano, thyme, mint, dill, parsley, basil, bay leaf, and rosemary.
Greece is well-known for its cuisine and rightly so. Situated at the crossroads of East and West, Greece combines influences from Europe and the Middle East into a unique and distinctive culinary tradition of its own. Embark on a journey of discovery, and explore the flavors and aromas of Greek gourmet. The perfect tour for foodies, gourmets, and culinary adventurers. Authεntic Grεεk offers the opportunity to sample some of the country's most beloved flavors and experience authentic Greek food culture in the heart of Stephens City. Enjoy the crispy phyllo dough with savory or sweet aromatic fillings.