Taste Greece

Dear Customers We are no longer trading in our deli shop in Nelson. Many thanks for your past loyal support. It was a pleasure providing these quality products in Nelson in South Island. To find many of the products we supplied, please contact TASTEGREECE AUCKLAND...

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Meze Bag

Having people over for drinks and nibbles? Asked to ‘bring a plate’? We have done all the hard work for you and come up with a delicious assortment of our products – a fabulous mix of flavours to share with family or friends during the holiday season....

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Sun Dried Figs

Greek products kissed by the sun Under the hot Greek sun The tradition of sun-drying fruits and vegetables under the Greek hot sun has been passed down from generation to generation, from antiquity to the present day. The need of preserving summer fruits and...

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greek handmade halva

Greek handmade halva is a snack and you eat it, as it is in any time or with bread, tea, coffee, wine, the taste is sweet and is available in many different textures and flavours, it depends of the additional ingredients, as peanuts,vanilla, almonds, pistachios,...

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smoked herring fillet (rega)

smoked herring fillet (rega) TRATA rega comes in tender smoked herring fillet in vegetable oil, which have been cold smoked in a wood-fired oven, with extra attention to the length of the smoking time for a balance of flavour. Using special wood chips in order to...

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greek canned sardines

Health Benefits of Sardines Some of the health benefits of sardines include the prevention of heart diseases, certain types of cancers, and age-related macular degeneration. It helps in bone strengthening, building the immune system, insulin resistance, and...

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Roasted Red Peppers

Piperies Psites: Roasted Red Peppers These peppers get their name from the area of Greece Macedonia where they come from. Florina , located in the mountainous northwestern region of Macedonia has the motto: 'Where Greece begins'. These peppers that are grown there are...

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greek oregano

Although oregano is heavily associated with Italian cuisine it is likely that it originated in Greece. The word oregano comes from the Greek, meaning “joy of the mountain.”   Ancient Greeks believed that cows that grazed on fields of oregano produced tastier meat....

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video greek tea

The Health Benefits of Greek Mountain Tea Greek mountain tea,(tsai tou vounou in greek) also known as shepherd’s tea ,is made from the leaves of plants from the Sideritis species. An herbal tea, Greek mountain tea has been drunk for its health benefits for many years....

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ancient VS. modern

food and diet :ancient greece vs. modern greece The Three Fundamentals The 3 fundamentals of food and diet were the most important ingredients for the Ancient Greek: Bread, Wine and Olive Oil. This was part of the dietary model or what we can call food ideology. For...

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Say Halloumi

Say Cheese, Say Halloumi Halloumi is a Cypriot firm, brined, slightly springy white cheese, traditionally made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk, although these days cow’s milk is also used. Its texture is similar to that of mozzarella or thick feta, except that...

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summer in greece

The Greek islands and mainland Greece invite you to experience an unforgettable summer Every day of Greek summer feels like a celebration – and that’s because it is! Greece celebrates summer from May until October. Hospitable, bright and colourful, it offers...

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video Greek Coffee

How to make traditional Greek Coffee... Pour enough cold water for number of cups required, into a coffee pot ('Briki') - alternatively use a small...

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Mastiha Chios

Mastiha 100% Natural Product In the East Aegean Sea, somewhere in the crossroad between East and West, in the island of Chios, mastiha, a product – legend, is being planted since antiquity, connected with traditions, historical events and cultural exchanges, arriving...

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iliada evoo

Iliada Greek Olive Oil Review Iliada is famous Greek Olive Oil and Olive brand produced by a company called Agrovim, founded in 1994 by The Gyfteas family.  The brand itself is a tribute to Homer’s Iliad. In order to maintain the Iliada brand the company buys over...

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video palirria dolmades

Palirria Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades) This traditional Greek food, dolmades, is made of grapes leaves stuffed with rice, onions, and herbs....

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video greek salad

How to make a Greek Salad Begin by cutting the onion into thin slices, vertically. Submerge them in a bowl full of cold water and white wine vinegar and set aside....

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souvlaki

Souvlaki: The Origins of Greek Fast Food Greece is well known for its delicious cuisine and healthy Mediterranean diet, but what about its fast food? Everyone who has visited the country has tasted at least once the famous “souvlaki” or “souvlaki with pita” or “pita...

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greek salad

Fresh flavours are the secret to this classic Greek favourite " greek salad" . Ingredients 6 firm ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped 3 Lebanese cucumbers, coarsely chopped 1 red onion, sliced into rings 1 red capsicum, halved, deseeded, coarsely chopped 200g  Greek...

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greek meze table

Grab a fork and have a seat at the table! Friends and loved ones are getting together for an evening of laughter, drinks, and most of all, plate after plate of delectable Greek food.Welcome to the epitome of Greek-style entertaining - the Greek meze table.Translated...

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feta really is Greek

Feta literally means slice The history of cheese is as old as humanity itself, and is connected to the taming of domestic animals 10,000 years B.C ago. The roots of cheese making are not known with certainty.It is, however, believed that cheese was first produced...

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mediterranean diet

The temperate isles of the Mediterranean are home to sun, sea and delicious dishes thought to hold the key to good health. But what is it that makes a Mediterranean diet quite so good for us? A typical Mediterranean diet includes lots of vegetables, fruits, beans,...

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facts about Greece

Interesting Facts about Greece.   Not only is it amazingly beautiful, but it has a long and interesting history as well. Here are just a few of the interesting facts ! 1. Approximately 25 million tourists visit Greece each year, more than the country’s entire...

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extra virgin olive oil

Greeks Still World’s Top Extra Virgin Olive Oil Guzzlers Greece still leads the world in per capita olive oil consumption, with each person consuming nearly 18kg yearly, according to figures from the European Commission. In a table of per capita olive oil consumption...

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p.d.o.

P.D.O. Three EU schemes known as PDO (protected designation of origin), PGI (protected geographical indication) and TSG (traditional specialty guaranteed) promote and protect names of quality agricultural products and foodstuffs. Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)...

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go organic

Top 10 Reasons to Go Organic Choosing fresh foods can help you feel better and preserve the environment Regardless of diet, organic foods are a smart priority. Opting for organic foods is an effectual choice for personal and planetary health. Buying organically grown...

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kalamata olives

Are Kalamata Olives Good for You? Kalamata olives are known as a black olive, although they are actually dark purple in color. Native to Greece, Kalamata olives can be eaten plain or chopped up to be used in a dish. Made from fully ripe olives, Kalamata olives are...

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tzatziki

All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Tzatziki If you’re like us, you can’t get enough of tzatziki’s deliciousness. Whether it is served with a pita, part of a mouthwatering gyro, or enlivening a calamari platter, tzatziki is one of the things we love most about Greek...

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