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Greek Dinner Recipes

KALI OREXI
GOOD APPETITE

EIS HYGEIAN 
TO YOUR HEALTH

Skordalia

(Garlic sauce with olive oil and vinegar)

Asparagus and Dill Avgolemono Soup

Saganaki

Grilled Lamb Tenderloins with Honey and Garlic

Lisa's Dolmades

Feta Dressing or Dip

Rose Water Syrup With Fresh Fruit and Cookies

Kourambiedes

(Butter Cookies)

 

SKORDALIA, PROVOKES EXCITEMENT AT THE MERE SOUND OF IT'S NAME THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT SKORDO MEANS GARLIC  THE GREEKS SAY SMELLING THE PUNGENT SMELL OF THE GARLIC WHEN POUNDING IN A MORTAR AWAKENS THE APPETITE. MAY BE MADE WITH ALL POTATOES OR ALL BREAD OR A COMBO WITH NUTS OR WITHOUT.

OREXI = APPETITE OR DESIRE

TO REACH A PERFECT BALANCE THE COOK HAS TO USE ALL FIVE SENSES. TOUCH, TASTE SMELL SIGHT AND HEARING

ANALOGOS= IN PROPORTION

THE OPHRASTUS ( 371 B.C.) EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BRILLAT-SAVARIN

 

I sit nearby and …explain the principles and result….
"Play fortissimo with the fire. Make the tempo even. The first dish is not simmering in tune with the others next it"…. You see, I serve no course without study, I mingle all in a harmonious scale…Some things are related to each other by fourths, fifths, or by octaves. These I join by their own proper intervals and weave them in a series of appropriate courses… "What are you joining that to?" "What are you going to mix with that?"
"Look out you are pulling a discordant string."

Athenaeus


"Cooking and its amenities were held in high esteem by the Athenians, as was natural in a race so elegant and eager for the new; kings, rich citizens, poets, and scholars led the way, and philosophers themselves did not feel called upon to refuse pleasures wrung from the breast of nature."

"Physiology of Taste"
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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