The philosophy of Greek cooking Greek cuisine has four secrets: seasonal fresh ingredients, liberal use of the correct herbs for flavour, the famous Greek olive oil, and simplicity. It's not just cooking, it's a philosophy!
In Greece, savouring good food is a way of communicating that speaks directly to the heart. Sharing a meal with friends in or out of the home is a regular social event. When the extravert Greeks gather today to enjoy a meal or various “meze” appetizers with ouzo they are celebrating an ancient tradition. The Greek word “symposium” -a word as old as Greece itself- literally means “drinking with friends”.
The social dimension of combining good eating with communication and shared recreation, maintains this aspect from ancient feasts but it's also relaxing and good for the digestion, both beneficial to our overall well-being.
In Greek culinary tradition, the gustatory experience blends harmoniously with the high nutritional value. Dozens of scientific studies have shown the positive effect of a balanced Greek diet on a person’s health and longevity.