I love Greek food, probably more than any food I have ever had anywhere. Perhaps it is because my first visit to Greece was the first time I had ever really found out what a tomato
should could taste like.
English tomatoes never taste the same, however we do have a habit of storing them in the fridge and I was told, in St Kilda at a farmers market, that is the quick way to killing the flavour. And I think we also over water them here, I have watched Greeks just splash some water on their plants in the morning and that is it. And this is what they grow.
Of course, you never forget your first moussaka, do you.
The only bout of food poisoning we had and not too severe, thank goodness. I will avoid Pantheon in Heraklion in future.
With raw ingredients like this it is really hard not to produce good food.
We had a Greek Salad with almost every meal. It is obligatory really. I hate olives but Phil loves them so they get pushed to his side of the plate. Yet I will pour a gallon of olive oil over the tomatoes then use the bread to soak up any excess.
This was the offer at Palazzo in Rethymnon. (It doesn’t get great reveiws here, yet we enjoyed our lunch).
Meat lover? A mixed grill to share?
This one from Byzantino in Plaka Athens was lovely, we spent 3 hours people watching while wading through it. We really struggled to eat later that night. Indeed we didn’t, just water and a coke for supper.
Deep fried courgettes.
And when you can’t eat any more, this comes out, with Raki, on the house.
And if you stay at Nectarios Villas at Easter, you may get some of these.
Do you love Greek food?
What is you favourite food in the world?