Dakos

Plate with Greek ‘dakos’ like dry bread made with barley with pieces of tomato and white cheese on top

Also known as koukouvaya, which means “owl” in Rethymnon region, or as paximadi, dakos is a traditional Cretan dish. It is based on the Cretan paximadi, typically made with barley. […]

Dasogalo

Close-up of glass with Greek ‘dasogalo’ a white beverage surrounded by shelled almonds

One of the traditional flavors of Patmos, dasogalo is a divine beverage made from almonds, artos, and sugar. It is usually prepared for Good Friday and served, hot or cold, […]

Diples

Close-up of Greek ‘diples’ made from dough and rolled into long, thin strips, folded and fried in oil

Diples or xerotigana, is a Greek dessert made of thin, sheet-like dough. The dough is rolled into long, thin strips, folded and fried in oil and then dipped in a […]

Dolmadakia

Close-up of plate with Greek ‘Dolmadakia’ means stuffed vine leaves

Dolmadakia (small dolmades) or Dolmades (plural of dolma) Dolmadakia means “stuffed vine leaves”. Small, distinctive in taste and simple, dolmades are a treat made from spring onions, dill, parsley and […]

Dolmades

Close-up of plate with Greek ‘Dolmades’ means stuffed vine leaves

Dolmades (plural of dolma) or Dolmadakia (small dolmades) Dolmades means “stuffed vine leaves”. Small, distinctive in taste and simple, dolmades are a treat made from spring onions, dill, parsley and […]

Domatokeftedes

Close-up of bowl with Greek ‘Domatokeftedes’ means tomato meat balls fried in oil and green herb on top

Domatokeftedes means “tomato balls”. Domatokeftdes are made in nearly every household on the islands of the Aegean. In the Cyclades, where meat is only available for holidays, ‘meatballs’ were made […]