Eleni Vamvakari (theophania) wrote in foodfriendly,
Eleni Vamvakari
theophania
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Making a Greek Shopping List

Geia sas. I'm writing out a list of Greek items, since I'm going to the Greek store in Kennleworth (those of you in NJ may know the one I mean) and I need your help. I didn't include Greek oregano, Cretan honey, olives Greek vinegar or Greek seasoning since I have those. Please let me know if I missed anything either specifically Greek or perhaps that I should get in the organic or free range section of the regular store. I'm looking for absolute essentials for a Greek kitchen. Note that I eat meat, never eat things reduced in fat etc and I cook from scratch 99 % of the time. That said, if you know a good Greek mix or marinade for something, please let me know. Btw, the frozen meals and galaktoboureko are made right on premises.

Kalamata olive oil (3 ltr can if possible)
decafinated Nescafe
frozen meals
galaktoboureko
Greek yoghurt
cheeses (What kind, other than fetta, are used the most often?)
mint
sage
Greek mountain tea
whole cloves
yeast
mahlepi
Greek bread
Greek olive oil soap
Greek flag gear and/or regular clothing (maybe)
large double cheese cloth for making tzatziki

Btw, for those of you who want an alternative to coffee, try this.
http://www.dandyblend.com
It takes a bit of getting used to, but it's delicious. However, it does make for an interesting frappe. lol

Update. I've added a larger briki (for making Greek coffee) and orzo to the list, thanks to some helpful comments. I'd meant to put those in the list but forgot. I may also add ouzo for cooking, though any nonalcoholic alternatives would be greatly appreciated, since I don't drink.
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