By Sean Melrose.
One of the things we love about food is its ability to
influence people beyond its flavour or aesthetic beauty. On a given plate it’s
possible to see a culture, to picture faraway places or for some, picture home.
A true pleasure that Greece has to give is the salty, yet fresh taste of
sardines washed down with cold beer from a street hawker after a long climb up
from the beach. Using this compilation of the best Greek food photos we hope to
spark a holiday rich with similar memories, or at the very least a trip to your
local Greek restaurant to go Greek, if only for a few hours.
1. The famous Greek Salad and gemista stuffed tomatoes in
the background by
On The Rooftop’s bruschetta with cream cheese and poached fig.
On The Rooftop’s Cretan Salad.
Neutral Bay’s BBQ octopus.
on the Rooftop’s pickled octopus, marinated with herbs and spices, then
drizzled in olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Gerard’s skinny Greek feta fries with roasted garlic, saffron aioli.
Greek Plates’ cold pressed Cretan olive oil chocolate mousse.
8. Vanilla submarine by Peter
Greek Plates’ Loukomades (Greek doughnuts).
Neutral Bay’s Greek Mastic Pudding.
The Hellenic Palate’s baklava.
We couldn’t help but add this one to the collection as well,
just for the foreign nature it inspires. Thanks to Paul
Johnson for this photo of octopus drying on a clothesline before it’s