Greek cuisine in CNN's Top10 list of food cultures

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CNN has compiled a list of its "10 best cuisines in the world", with Greece placing in seventh place.

What the American outlet had to say:

Traveling and eating in Greece feels like a glossy magazine spread come to life, but without the Photoshopping. Like the blue seas and white buildings, the kalamata olives, feta cheese, the colorful salads and roast meats are all postcard perfect by default.

The secret of Greek food? Lashings of glistening olive oil.

Gift of the gods, olive oil is arguably Greece’s greatest export, influencing the way people around the world think about food and nutritional health.

Eating in Greece is also a way of consuming history. A bite of dolma or a slurp of lentil soup gives a small taste of life in ancient Greece, when they were invented.


Olive oil: Drizzled on other food or soaked up by bread, it’s almost as varied as wine in its flavors.

Spanakopita: makes spinach palatable with its feta cheese mixture and flaky pastry cover.

Gyros: Late-night drunk eating wouldn’t be the same without the pita bread sandwich of roast meat and tzatziki.


Lachanorizo: basically cabbage and onion cooked to death then mixed with rice. Filling but one-dimensional.

See their top 10 list here.

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