Salonicco e la cucina greca : mangiare bene e spendere poco
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THESSALONIKI: EAT WELL AND SPEND LESS

Don’t you feel euphoric when someone tells you: I suggest you a place to eat well and spend less? For me, definitely yes! So let’s not wait a minute more! In this article I’ll tell you about Thessaloniki: eat well and spend less.

I didn’t know Greek cuisine very well before this experience but I had the good fortune to have as a guide a local person who explained to me what are the typical greek dishes in Thessaloniki. Here below I tell you about my favorite places and the dishes that I was lucky enough to taste.

1. Thermaikos Garden
Tsipouro anise: (Greek: ฯ„ฯƒฮฏฯ€ฮฟฯ…ฯฮฟ) is an unaged Greek brandy. Tsipouro is a strong distilled brandy that contains 40-45% alcohol and is produced either from marc or wine after the grapes and juice have been separated. It comes in two types, pure and flavoured with aniseed. Depending on the time of year, it is used as a refreshment or hot drink and, depending on the time of day, replaces coffee or wine.

Tirokauteri: (Greek: ฯ„ฯ…ฯฮฟฮบฮฑฯ…ฯ„ฮตฯฮฎ) is a cheese paste. The most common ingredients in its preparation are feta cheese (sometimes combined with one or more other types of soft white cheese), spicy and roasted peppers, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, yoghurt or oregano. It is commonly eaten as part of a half-course dish, or alone, with slices of hot pita bread.

Xwriatiki salata: (in Greek: ฮธฮตฯฮนฮฝฮฎ ฯƒฮฑฮปฮฌฯ„ฮฑ) is the traditional Greek salad made with pieces of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, feta cheese and olives, seasoned with salt, pepper, Greek oregano and olive oil.

Kolokithokeftedes: a perfect combination of zucchini, feta cheese and tons of fresh herbs such as dill and mint. In a nutshell, they taste like summer in Greece.
Address: Nikiforou Foka 2, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece

Hours: 10 AM – 2PM

Price range: $

Web page: www.facebook.com/ThermaikosGarden/
SALONICCO E LA CUCINA GRECA: MANGIARE BENE E SPENDERE POCO
SALONICCO E LA CUCINA GRECA: MANGIARE BENE E SPENDERE POCO
SALONICCO E LA CUCINA GRECA: MANGIARE BENE E SPENDERE POCO
2. MAREA sea spirit
Retsina: (in Greek: ฮกฮตฯ„ฯƒฮฏฮฝฮฑ) is a Greek white (or rosรฉ) resined wine, produced for at least 2,000 years. Its unique taste is said to have originated from the practice of sealing wine jars, particularly amphorae, with Aleppo pine resin in antiquity.

Gyros: (Greek: ฮณฯฯฮฟฯ‚) is a Greek dish of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. In Greece today it is more often pork or chicken meat, while beef, chicken and lamb are common in other countries. It is usually served wrapped or stuffed in pita, together with ingredients such as tomato, onion and tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki: is a sauce made of salted or diluted yogurt mixed with cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes with vinegar or lemon juice, and aromatic herbs such as dill, mint, parsley and thyme. It is generally served as a cold appetizer or as a side dish.

Soutzoukakia: (in Greek: ฯƒฮฟฯ…ฯ„ฮถฮฟฯ…ฮบฮฌฮบฮนฮฑ ฯƒฮผฯ…ฯฮฝฮญฮนฮบฮฑ) is a Greek and Turkish dish. The Greek version is typically made with mixed minced meat, breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic and parsley, and generously seasoned with cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper. They are floured before being fried in olive oil. Generally served with pilaf or mashed potatoes.
Address: Margariti Lori 13, Thessaloniki 546 22, Greece

Hours: 12PM – 12AM

Price range: $

SALONICCO E LA CUCINA GRECA: MANGIARE BENE E SPENDERE POCO
3. Ouzou melathron
Mudia saganaki: Saganaki translates as “frying pan”. In this recipe the mussels are dipped in a rich sauce made with mustard scented with ouzo with fresh herbs and feta.
Address: Karipi 21, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece

Hours: 11AM – 2PM

Prezzo: $ – $$

Web page: www.facebook.com/OuzouMelathron
SALONICCO E LA CUCINA GRECA: MANGIARE BENE E SPENDERE POCO
4. More…
Greek coffee: is a strongly fermented coffee. The preparation of traditional Greek coffee requires a specific style of coffee maker, called briki , and a fine grinding of the coffee beans. The name of the coffee changes depending on the amount of sugar you use:

Sugar-free: Sketos with 1 teaspoon of coffee and without sugar.

Semi-sweet: Metrios with 1 teaspoon of coffee and sugar each.

Sweet: Glykos with 1 teaspoon of coffee and 2 teaspoons of sugar.

Very sweet: glykos with 2 teaspoons of coffee and 3 teaspoons of sugar.

To drink a good Greek coffee or find a shop where you can buy it click here Cafeterias and Cofee shops
Iโ€™ve come to the end of this article in which I tell you my culinary itinerary to discover Greek cuisine.ย Thessaloniki: eating well and spend less.

I hope you have found the right information to plan a perfect culinary visit.

See you soon from your curious travellerย 

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