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19th Mediterranean Cooking Event – Greece

4 comments Apr 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogevents, Recipes

As all travels come to an end also this travel comes to an end. Our last station is Greece, the birthplace of this blog. The Greek Cuisine is in my opinion highly underestimated. This is due to mostly lousy cooking abilities in crowded touristy areas of the country. Original Greek Cuisine is mainly cooked at home and is not too known to visitors. Dishes like Tzatziki, Souvlaki and Moussaka are famous but the vast cheese culture of Greece is not very famous. Of the hundreds of local cheeses only Feta has made it across the borders. Also mostly unknown is the tradition of drinking Tsipouro or Raki. Clearly the 500 years of Ottoman occupation have left its traces in the the Greek Cuisine, but you can also discover Italian as well as north African and Persian influences.

Basis of the Greek Cuisine is a solid Mezze Culture. Also Magirefta – cooked dishes – which are slow baked or cooked dishes are common. The Ladera (ladi = oil) are dishes that are preserved using olive oil. The Politiki Cusina takes a special role in Greek cooking. It is the Cuisine that comes from the “Poli” meaning Konstantinopel.

The Greeks also love to eat small fish, big fish are rather a special than a common meal.

Start date is the 10th of April 2011.
End date is the 10th of May 2011.

This time you can win the Book Regional Greek Cooking by Dean and Catherine Karayanis.

These are the RULES:

Who can participate?
Everyone that blogs and loves food.

What do I have to do to participate?

1. Cook a dish from the actual country of focus.
2. Post the recipe on your blog. Mention the event with a backlink and include one of the banners in the recipe post or on your blog in general.
3. Leave a comment with a trackback (backlink) to your recipe here (below), so we all can find
it.

How is the winner chosen?

After the event has finished I will put up a poll

on the blog that includes all participants. You will have 2 weeks time to vote for your favourite dish.

Can I participate with more than 1 recipe?

Yes, you can. All recipes participate the poll.

Banners you can take along:

(just copy the HTML code and paste it into your blog)

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  1. Hi I was in beautiful Greece last May (cant; believe it;s been a year almost) and I am totally making some dishes that i tasted there and I am so excited about participating! Look forward to following your blog
    Please do visit my blog when you have a moment – would love another member following (hint)

  2. Hi tobias,

    Here is my first entry for the event: http://www.ohtastensee.com/2011/04/19/baked-falafels-in-home-made-whole-wheat-pita-pockets/ . Do visit me and let me know what you think..

  3. Hi,

    This is my entry into the Mediterranean cooking event. Here is the link to it : http://vegetariandelicacies.blogspot.com/2011/04/pita-and-falafel-wraps.html – Pita and falafel wraps !

    Thanks !

  4. Hi Tobias, this is my entry (actually are two recipes):
    http://www.erbeincucina.it/708.html
    Chicken Souvlaki with Honey and Aromatic Herbs, served with pita bread and Cannellini Greek Salad
    Thank you, cheers!
    Graziana

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