Greek cuisine is the most desired taste around the globe because Greek recipes are matchless as these are full of fresh vegetables, unfettered with herbs and spices and loaded with lamb. This is enough to tempt any palate. Vegetables, legumes and cereals are the basic ingredients. A lot of herbs like garlic, drill, oregano, onion, bay leaves, mint, thyme, persillade and basil are used to enhance the flavors. In some meat recipes sweet spice like cinnamon and cloves are used. Beef is very less used in Greek recipes.
Appetizers and olives are great specialties of this cuisine. The Greek appetizers are the perfect blend of flavors, tradition and health. ‘Fasolada’ (soup) is the national food of Greeks it is a soup made of tomatoes, carrots, celery and yes of course, olive oil. The olives are loved in this cuisine and every dish is cooked in olive oil. Olives are used for garnishing also. Cheese is one of the favorite ingredients in Greek recipes; handmade cheese is very much used.