Tasty Travels: What to Eat in the Mediterranean

Southern Europe is a special place of sun-drenched beaches, fabled cities, historic ruins and eclectic cuisines that utilize the distinct flavors available in the seaside region. As the crux of Western civilization, the region’s food played an integral role in the development of culture. The characteristic affinity for the finer things extends in and out of the kitchen. Eating well is a mantra of everyday life in these countries. Enamor the senses with the feasts the Mediterranean has cultivated as part of their signature cuisines. 

Baklava, traditional Middle East desert [Greece]

Greece | The tastes of Greece or so flavorful that they are best in their pure, unmodified forms. Olives, octopus, fish, lamb, olive oil, grains and cheeses are some of the most common components. Combine these ingredients to form signature dishes like chtapodi sti schara, grilled octopus in vinegar, oil and oregano or gyros, which is meat roasted and topped with tzatziki, tomatoes and onions on pita bread. Satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a filo pastry with layers of nuts and drenched in honey.
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Alyssa Derby

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