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Traditional foods, sweets, herbs and decoctions
Foods: Stuffed goat baked in the oven, giaprakia (a type of dolma),
tomato sauce goat stews, koulourida (a home made pasta), lasagne, (made from the
koulourida pasta sheets cut into squares and rolled by hand), Greek salad with
brine preserved caper leaves, oven baked pork with wheat, mezithra cheese, Tilian
cheese (a type of hard feta cheese), cheese triangles, mezithra triangles, kabroumas
pork (onion fried pork meat), hondros (cracked wheat fried in water or milk),
pan fried vegetable pies etc.
Sweets: Loukoumades, xerotigana, diples, melekouni, pouggakia (pastry
filled with almonds and sesame seeds), seven kneaded koulouria and pies amongst
Infusions- Herbs: Sage, sapsiho (marjoram), thyme (used in baked meats),
oregano (used in oven baked meats and in sauces), rosemary, savory (used in baked
fish dishes and in salads), mallow (boiled and used to cure constipation), “Pigeons
beauty” (Italians say it is the dynamite that breaks the stones in the kidneys),
aoustros-polykombos (helps prostate problems).
(Text: Manolis Makris)
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Dodekanissos
Union of Municipalities & Communities pamphlet.
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