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Does anyone know Greek foods well?

post #1 of 22
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I had the most delicious little things yesterday..... they are these little greek wrap things. Inside is white rice, and it looks like they are grape leaves wrapping the rice in these little mini wraps you eat with a toothpick. And they seem to be marinated in an olive oil, and a balsamic vinegar or such.... anywho, I LOVED them, they are SO GOOD, and I don't know what they are called. I was going to ask my guy I get my coffee from everyday, he is from Greece, but he is out today....
post #2 of 22
I love Greek food!!!!!!!! What you describe sounds like Dolmathakia Yialantzi, aka "Stuffed Grape Leaves"

They can be made in any number of ways. Here are some links that I found on the internet.

http://www.thegutsygourmet.net/gr-grapeleaf.html

http://www.cooking.com/recipes/static/recipe670.htm

http://greekfood.about.com/od/veggie...ayialantzi.htm

http://greekfood.about.com/od/appeti...esmeatrice.htm

http://www.lerios.org/recipes/dolmadakia.php

http://www.kued.org/productions/gree...pe_leaves.html

http://www.recipeland.com/recipe/8031/
post #3 of 22
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That is exactly them Natalie! They were SO good! They were nice & salty! I coulda sat & ate every single one of them!!! Although, I don't think I'll ever be able to pronounce their name!
post #4 of 22
We just call them stuffed grape leaves and leave em at that! I love most Greek food, but thoes are one I pass! My mother loves them!

Whenever I go home, I visit a local Greek restaurant. The food is just so good! But I always end up having the same thing. I just can't get enough of it! I've not yet found an authentic Greek restuaruant within 50 miles of where I live. It's so depressing! According to my figuring I'm about 1/16th Greek, from my Grandmother's father's side. Wish he had passed down some recipies.
post #5 of 22
Jim is Greek so I am always around Greek food. Stuffed grape leaves are one of my all time favorites. I have my fridge stuffed FULL of all kinds of Greek food is SIL brought over for Jim to have Greek food, since she thinks Im not capable of making it myself. Think on Jenny and keep bringing us more food!
post #6 of 22
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Jim is Greek so I am always around Greek food. Stuffed grape leaves are one of my all time favorites. I have my fridge stuffed FULL of all kinds of Greek food is SIL brought over for Jim to have Greek food, since she thinks Im not capable of making it myself. Think on Jenny and keep bringing us more food!

Can I come over!?! I don't want all that food to go to waste on you now....
post #7 of 22
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Can I come over!?! I don't want all that food to go to waste on you now....
Please Come!!! She brought us so much (and always does) there is no way to eat it all.
post #8 of 22
Oh I LOVE Greek food!!! There's this amazing Greek resturant in downtown Memphis not too far from Beale street that I love to eat at!!!They have an AMAZING lamb dish this is soooooooo good!!!
post #9 of 22
We have them too in Lebanon, we call them vine leaves, my grandma makes such yummy ones!
post #10 of 22
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Please Come!!! She brought us so much (and always does) there is no way to eat it all.
What?!? A greek woman dishing out more food than you can possibly eat?!? NEVER! LMAO!!!!
My boyfriend's yiayia (grandma) has actually said to me "eat, eat, you don't eat nothing!" WHILE I WAS CHEWING. Like, this is me eating, okay? How can I be eating nothing while I'm in the process of chewing a mouthful or food???
post #11 of 22
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What?!? A greek woman dishing out more food than you can possibly eat?!? NEVER! LMAO!!!!
My boyfriend's yiayia (grandma) has actually said to me "eat, eat, you don't eat nothing!" WHILE I WAS CHEWING. Like, this is me eating, okay? How can I be eating nothing while I'm in the process of chewing a mouthful or food???
That sounds so familiar Ive been in that same EXACT situation, many times!!!
post #12 of 22
Well Im having homemade Pastitsio, homemade Tryropita and homemade Spanakoptia right now for anyone who wants to join me.
post #13 of 22
My BF's family is the same and they aren't even Greek
post #14 of 22
Hubby is Greek, he calls the stuffed vine leaves Dolmas. My favourite food is Spanakopita, spinach pie, but it has to come from a certain greek bakery in Montreal they make it the best.
post #15 of 22
We call them dolmades, I wish I had some having read this thread! And I agree with the above post, spanakopita is lovely! I'm a big fan of Greek food
post #16 of 22
Yum!!! I love dolmades!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Leli View Post
What?!? A greek woman dishing out more food than you can possibly eat?!? NEVER! LMAO!!!!
My boyfriend's yiayia (grandma) has actually said to me "eat, eat, you don't eat nothing!" WHILE I WAS CHEWING. Like, this is me eating, okay? How can I be eating nothing while I'm in the process of chewing a mouthful or food???
Honey, the Italians I'm married to are the same way!!!
post #18 of 22
Saganaki is my favourite.
post #19 of 22
I know nothing about Greek foods, or really any other kind of foods.

I do not like to try anything new.

I just like the same old foods all the time. Neet can verify that.
post #20 of 22


I love spanokopita too. Not much for the grape leaves, but I think you can buy them at World Market in jars????
post #21 of 22
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We have a place here in the city called Reading Terminal Market, they have everything.....you can get all kinds of fresh ethnic type foods & sea foods & stuff....I may try there the next time I'm having some people over, I could've eaten the whole jar!
post #22 of 22
Dolmades. Can be made with just rice, or a mixture of beef/lamb and rice, and tomatos. The Greeks put an egg/lemon sauce on them, which is really tasty, but the Cypriots typically don't. I'm half Greek, and ate a ton of them growing up. They are a real pain in the ass to make, tho....takes half a day...
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