Sofrito

Plate with Greek ‘Sofrito’ made from beef coated in flour served with French fries

Sofrito is a traditional recipe found in the Ionian Islands, and is a classic dish of Corfu. Its name is derived from “so fritto”, means “braised”, and comes from the […]

Souma

Close-up of glass with Transparent Greek ‘Souma’ is a colorless alcoholic beverage produced by the distillation of grapes

Souma is a colorless alcoholic beverage produced by the distillation of grape marc from wineries, and was offered in the past in many islands of the Aegean as a treat […]

Soutzouk loukoum

Cut in half of Salami of ‘Soutzouk loukoum’ is Turkish delight

When loukoumi was first made in Istanbul, it was called rahatul hulkum, meaning “that which relieves the larynx”. Loukoumi came from the corruption of this name of the sweet which Anglo-Saxons […]

Soutzouki

The Turkish name sucuk has been adopted largely unmodified by other languages in the region. Soutzouki consists of ground meat (usually beef or lamb), black pepper, Aleppo pepper, whole garlic […]

Soutzouki of Kymi

Greek ‘Soutzouki of Kymi’, sweet rolls covered with syrup with walnuts or almonds hanging from metal hooks

Kymi-style soutzouki with walnuts or almonds are a traditional regional sweet offered to the bride by her in-laws. The walnuts or almonds are sewn together by hand, requiring that the […]

Souvlaki

Greek ‘souvlaki’ means chunks of meat are cut evenly and skewered on wooden stick and then grilled

Souvlaki is served largely in restaurants that specialize in it. Chunks of meat are cut evenly and skewered on wooden stick, called a kalamaki, or on small metal spit, and […]