In recent years, nutritionists have lauded the many health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet. One of the best reasons is that Mediterranean food, including Greek cuisine, simply tastes good. Individuals interested in boosting their health and bringing delicious flavors to their kitchen can do both by mastering the basics of Greek cooking.
Luckily, preparing most Greek dishes does not require the purchase of any special equipment. Thanks to the increasing popularity of Mediterranean
diets around the U.S., traditional ingredients in Greek food are easier than ever to find. To equip a kitchen for making delicious Greek recipes, be sure to stock it with the following:
• High-quality olive oil. This offers texture, flavor, and a healthy dose of monounsaturated fats.
• Greek dairy products, including thick Greek yogurt and cheeses such as feta.
• Olives, which come in a variety of colors and can be eaten alone or as part of a meal.
• Greek sea salt.
• Greek coffee. About Ernie Anastos
Outside his Emmy-winning work as a reporter for New York’s Fox 5 News, Ernie Anastos
enjoys cooking. On his website, Anastos shares a recipe for Greek Chicken Soup, following the Mediterranean cooking style of his ancestors.