Mediterranean food is the traditional cooking and methods of preparation mastered by the people of the Mediterranean basin. The concept of a Mediterranean diet originates from the ancient cookery writings of Elizabeth David, a famous cookery writer of the Middle Ages. She described the wide variety of dishes practiced in Europe in those times. One of her famous dishes was the famous lamb roast. It has its origins in Greece.
Back then, a shepherd would bring the lamb to a stable and away he would leave the poor creature in the cold, out in the cold – in that case, it would be in a hot room in the Mediterranean. This is where the term “lamb” got derived from. So when you order a Mediterranean meal delivery like Greek yoghurt, meat and wine, you get to taste this Greek specialty called lamb. Also you might know that Greek food is famous for its blue apron. This is because the lamb is roasted at a high temperature in a blue apron – so much so that the apron itself becomes blue! These two facts together make lamb tasty Mediterranean food.
When I was in Athens, Greece, I was looking for a good Greek restaurant. The best Greek restaurant I could find was at the old quarter of Goryra, right in the heart of the city. As I was walking around the area, I couldn’t help noticing the many greek restaurants. The ones with the red and white roofs were definitely my favorite. The atmosphere in these restaurants was very breath-taking, the servers were very pleasant, and the food was out of this world. There was such a variety of things on the menu that I was impressed that I ordered a few dishes to-go, just to sample them all.
One dish that I tried was lamb vinaigrette, marinated in garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. The combination of ingredients had me and the guests thinking that it was a Greek salad. I also had the chance to try the lamb’s livers, along with other Mediterranean flavors like mint, Rosemary, and garlic. While the taste was delicious, the price was a little expensive for what I thought was a Mediterranean meal. It was still a good experience, however, since I had sampled several gourmet foods before coming to the bar.
At the end of the meal, I had the pleasure of trying one of my favorite gourmet meals, the Greek salad. It had an assortment of different vegetables, cheeses, fruit, and olive oil as its featured flavors. For the main part of the meal, you have prosciutto, escaoulade, potato dumplings, chicken breasts, and mushrooms. For side dishes you have tart cherries, grapefruit, kale, mint leaves, and pineapples. All of these ingredients make this Mediterranean dish a very healthy and satisfying meal that you will want to try again.
The next time I am at my favorite restaurant, I know that I will order the pita sandwich. I love the pita bread, and the filling of warm taters to go with it. The pita can have mild or spicy flavors, depending on which variant is served. You can even have a vegetarian version of this dish, though it wouldn’t be the most popular choice since meat is typically the main ingredient of this meal. If you are trying to prepare Mediterranean food for your family, you should keep some of these dishes in mind when preparing your meal selections.