Have you ever wondered why Greek food is popular the world over? It's because Greek cooking offers an incredibly rich and diverse array of dishes that are the culmination of literally thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating.
The reasons for this popularity are actually very simple. Greek food is extremely flavoursome, with unique combinations of herbs and spices.
But perhaps the most important of these reasons is the healthy nature of Greek dishes. Greek people who follow the traditional Greek diet enjoy lower heart disease and cancer rates than the rest of Europe. The traditional Greek diet consists largely of fresh vegetables, fruit, and olive oil, with grilled meat and fish served almost as an afterthoughts. Perhaps that is why the diet appeals also strongly to those who follow vegetarian recipes.
With many Greek dishes also containing healthy amounts of fiber and plenty of nutrients, it’s no wonder that this cuisine is becoming so popular. With regional differences also coming into play, there’s something new to try every day in the world of Greek cuisine.