Pronunciation Guide to Greek Food
Appetizers
Dolmades
grape leaves stuffed with rice, meat, spices
Main Dishes
Gyro
A Greek fast food-- a pita sandwich with roasted meat.
Souvlaki
skewered marinated meat (pork, chicken, beef, lamb)
Moussaka
casserole layered with eggplant, potatoes, cheese, and ground beef
Pastitsio
macaroni layered with cheese and meat
Spanakopita
spinach and feta cheese between filo dough
Tiropeta
Filo triangles stuffed with cheese and spices
Desserts/Pastries/Sweets
Baklava
layers of filo dough with nuts, spices, and honey syrup
Loukoumades
deep fried pastry balls soaked in a honey syrup
Paximadia
cookies similar to Italian biscotti
Vasilopita
traditional New Years Day bread
Kourambiedes
buttery almond cookies covered with powdered sugar
Koulourakia
butter cookies
Drinks
Retsina
a white wine flavored with pine resin
Ouzo
an anise flavored alchoholic beverage
Other
Feta
a brined curd cheese
Kalamata
Greek olives, preserved in vinegar or olive oil
Tzatziki
yogurt, cucumber sauce
Hummus
spread made from mashed chick peas
Filo
very thin pastry dough (also spelled Phyllo)