Halva Farsalon

Close-up of plate with a piece of Greek ‘Halva Farsalon’ means pan-baked sweet covered with syrup and a sweet spoon

Halva Farsalon or Halva from Farsala The most famous local product of the town of Farsala is halva. A popular pan-baked sweet found in many varieties in all of the […]

Halva simigdalenio

Close-up of spherical Greek ‘Halva simigdalenio’ means pan-baked sweet covered with syrup from semolina

The refugees that arrived in Greece and settled in the northern Greek region of Macedonia after the destruction of the city of Smyrna (modern-day Izmir in Turkey) in 1922, started […]

Hanum burek

It literally means “the lady’s pie” (a bit plump and exuberant!). Hanum burek is made with a crispy crust sheet, wrapped with cinnamon and walnut. It is baked and drizzled […]

Hilopites

Close-up of uncooked Greek ‘Hilopites’ like lasagna

Hilopites are a typical, traditionally homemade kind of pasta that brings back rustic memories of the Greek provinces and big, family dinners in the village. Hilopites are made of semolina […]

Hirosfaghia

close-up of fresh sausages hanging from wood hooks to be dry after the Greek ‘Hirosfaghia’ custom

The custom comes from the distant past, but takes place throughout Greece, as well as in the Balkans, Italy, and generally wherever pigs are domesticated. Every year, the families of […]

Horta

close-up of plate with Greek boiled ‘Horta’ is the generic name for herbaceous green plants with pieces of lemons and oil

Horta is the generic name for herbaceous green plants which are either cultivated or be gathered in uncultivated fields where they grow wild. The term horta is also used in […]

Hortopita

two pieces of ‘Hortopita’ is a combination of spinach and feta cheese tucked in layers of filo dough on the top of each others

Hortopita or Spanaκopita Hortopita is a combination of spinach and feta cheese tucked in layers of filo dough, or by using various greens mixed together you get a hortopita. It is […]