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Greek Food Alphabet Game #793575
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Hello everyone. Can you come up with a Greek food related item based on a specific letter of the alphabet? I'll start this off :

A is for Albacore Tuna

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I'm not so sure I've ever seen tuna on the menu at my favorite Greek restaurant, but i've sure seen Baklava.

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Cheese

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Hello Frank, thanks for posting. Albacore Tuna was used regularly by the Ancient Greeks but there are some restaurants which serve this today.

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I'm not saying they don't serve it, just that it wasn't one of the dishes offered at my local. (My fave restaurant gone after eating Chef Mike's food for more than 25 years.)

Can we be more specific with our Greek food choices? Like D for Dolmathakia or Dolmades? Because if I asked for either of these (or even a baklava), I'd likely be directed to a Greek eatery.

If I asked for cheese or tuna, I might get sent to the Acme market.

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Guess we're up to 'E' & I'll stop in at ACME Grocers to get my eggplant & eggs for the:

Eggplant Moussaka

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Frank had already provided Dolmathakia & Dolmades; thus, I came back with a somewhat appropriate 'E'


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Had a connection delay there for a second, oops.

Fasolada
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Garithes Salata me Peponi (my local grocer has no idea what that means) ~ Shrimp Salad with Honeydew & Grapes

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G is definitely an interesting one smile Mine is very simple, Hummus.

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I was a hard one but going with iced coffee - known as frappe smile
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J is a VERY HARD ONE... Going to have to be creative...

Jam, Quince - Marmalatha Kythoni

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I agree, J is definitely a difficult one. That was a great answer smile
K - Kleftiko (this means stolen meat)

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L is for lamb, a meat that shows up in lots of greek recipes and dishes.
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N is for Nutmeg - a spice commonly used in Greek cookery

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P is for Polenta, a staple in many areas of Greece and throughout the Mediterranean.
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A few of these letters are proving to be a challenge but managed to find one for Q.

Q for Quince - said to be one of the oldest fruits in existence which has been associated with Aphrodite

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R for Rizogalo - this is a type of rice pudding

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Soutzoukakia - Meatball Sausages in Tomato Sauce

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Vasilopita - a type of cake that is traditionally served on New Year's Day

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Wild Boar Stew (Agriogourouno Kokkinisto)

With it not being an element of the Greek alphabet, makes it hard to locate a food that starts with 'W'

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Xifias Souvlaki - Grilled Swordfish Kebabs with Vegetables

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Y - Yemista (stuffed peppers and tomatoes)
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Are we ready to go again? smile

A for Aubergine (Eggplant)
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Bifteki - beef burgers

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Dolmas - stuffed grape leaves (yum)

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Easter Koulourakia (Koulouria Paschalina) - traditional Greek Easter buttery twist cookie

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