GREECE IS A LAND OF BEAUTY AND CHARM, FILLED WITH ENCHANTING MOUNTAINS, AND FERTILE VALLEYS. The ancient Greeks loved storytelling. They created the marvelous stories, myths, and fables that we still enjoy today, featuring timeless figures such as Odysseus, the resourceful wandering hero, and Circe, the beautiful but evil enchantress. In Greece sharing a meal with friends and family, either at home or in a restaurant, is a deeply rooted social affair—relaxing, informal, and entertaining. The Greeks take pride in four features of their cuisine: fresh ingredients, herbs and spices, Greek olive oil, and simple recipes.
Greece and its sun-kissed isles offer a tantalizing cuisine that is fresh and fragrant, served with warmth and vitality. The Greeks’ zest for the good life and love of simple, well-seasoned foods is reflected at the table. It is an unpretentious cuisine that makes the most of its surroundings. It is a cuisine entrenched in history and punctuated by the cultures of its neighbors: Turkey,Macedonia, Albania, and Cyprus.