Tahini

Close-up of a bowl with ‘tahini’ soup, a white oily paste made from sesame seeds

Tahini is a power food produced from ground sesame seeds and is considered a unique dietary treasure featuring a multitude of nutrients that are highly beneficial to our health. Tahini […]

Tahinokouloura

Bakery pan with Greek ’tahinokouloura’, cookies with small strips with the thickness of the little finger from tahini

Tahini is a natural product made from select seeds of the sesame plant (Sesamun Indicum) which have been peeled and dried. It takes the form of a sesame puree or […]

Takakia

Close-up of Greek ‘Takakia’, sweet rolls in syrup with nuts and honey

Takakia or mantinades, sometimes called Apoloniatikos baklava, is prepared using handmade pastry-sheets made from leaven and lye, a solution prepared by boiling water along with wood ash that is used […]

Tarachta

Close-up of ‘Tarachta’ is an omelet with peppers from Santorini, Greece and a wooden spoon mixing it

Tarachta is a delicious omelet based on an old recipe on the island of Santorini. The difference between this omelet and an ordinary one is the separation of the yolk […]

Tarama

Close-up of glass box with ‘tarama’ or chaviari is rose fish roe

The word tarama is of Turkish origin and derives from the word for fish roe. In Greece, it is also called chaviari. Its basic ingredient is the roe of cod […]

Taramosalata

Close-up of plate with white Greek ‘Taramas’ means salad of fish roe with smooth texture and black olives on top

Taramas means “salted fish roe” and is just salt-preserved fish egg, usually from carp, but also from cod or pike. It is made using two different types of tarama: white […]

Tas kebab

Close-up of ‘Tas kebab’, is the combination of special meat stew around and on top of pilaf

Tas kebab, is the combination of special meat stew with pilaf. “Tas” is a Turkish word meaning cooking pot, insinuating that “tas kebab” is the kebab cooked in a cooking […]

Teroptaria

Close-up of plate with small ‘teroptaria’ from filo filled with sweet trahana, rice, and grated mizithra cheese and baked in oven

On the island of Skyros, teroptaria are offered to guests as a treat, but can also be served as a meal. Made for holiday celebrations like the Epiphany and Carnival, their […]

Thilikotiri

Balls of thilikotiri Naxos cheeses on wooden surface

Thilikotiri (female cheese) Perhaps less known than Arseniko – the emblematic cheese of mountainous Naxos – Thilikotiri owes its name to the way it is prepared and its special characteristics, […]

Throumba

wicker basket with ‘Throumba’ olives are wrinkled, edible black olives and dry wheat ears in the background

Throumba olives are wrinkled, edible black olives. Following harvesting, the olives are washed and salted. Traditionally, they were put in cloth bags for about two weeks to drain them of […]

Tigania

Pan with Greek ‘Tigania’, pieces of meat, and fried in a oil with pepper and herbs, and slices of white bread in the background

Tigania is a dish and meze of the Greek cuisine. It is made with pieces of meat, typically pork or chicken, and fried in a little oil with salt, pepper […]

Tirokafteri

Bowl with Greek ‘Tirokafteri is a cheese-based spread with fresh green leaves on top

Tirokafteri also known as ktipiti in some regions, is a cheese-based spread. Its preparation may vary from region to region, but ingredients most commonly include feta cheese (sometimes combined with one or more other types […]