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I had to do some research to find some ideas of ancient Greek cuisine.

I found that the peloponnesian area is grounded in the growing and production of olive oil, Also kalamata olives come from this area. the food is considered peasant cuisine. Most meals are "one pot" meals using olive oil and the vegetables of the regiean as the foundation. What I learned about roumeli and Epirus is that the mountains really dictate the food. These are where the shepards live and the cuisine reflects hardship but also ingenuity. The reigning food here is Pita ( as in savory pie) I found that there are hundreds of combinations including mixing dairy and greens.

Thessaly is the grain belt of Greece and along with roumeli is probably the one place in the entire country where meat played a prominent role in the local diet.

This is all I have been able to find in some of my books so far.
I know Athenaues will shed a great deal of light on this subject
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Anneke, Through my readings on Greece I think it is virtualy impossible to lump there cuisine into a specific catagory.

The studys I have come across cover many ares.
These are the one's I find most interesting
Athens, Crete,Dodecanse,Cyclades, The pelopennessos,The Ionian islands, The Islands of the Northeastern Aegean, Roumeli,Epirus, Thessaly and Macedonia and thrace.

I found that each one of these regians offer many different styles and history about there cuisines. Some are similar to one another, But most give you a very individual look.
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When I was young I used to do water ballet at the jewish community center where I spent my summers. I have always been a very good swimmer. One of the girls I swam with was very pretty and we kind of had a crush on eachother:blush:

When we would swim together for our numbers she would remind me of a mermaid, she had long dark hair and swam very well. I know this is all a little silly and has nothing to do with food.

Because of this girl I have always loved mermaids...It's a guy thing I guess..LOL

So Tethy, being the greatest all mermaids and the queen of the seas has always peeked my imagination.

She will not know me if you mentian my name:cool:
Just a querky little story!!:crazy: :crazy:
 

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I asked you guys not to laugh:blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Besides it was all a big joke, yeah thats it ..just a big joke;) :p

BTW...After I posted that silly story I reliesed I was in cooks corner..Sorry folks:eek:
 
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