Like it or not, most homes in Greece will offer many plates of appetizers, salads, dips, mains and sides at a dinner table. Even when ordering at a taverna, portion control goes out the window as the dishes are designed to be shared…family style.
I don’t think I’ve heard much of “pass the peas” or “could you please hand me the potatoes”. How does one reach over for that plate of fries? Easy, make multiple plates so that the one can reach the dish. Another thing one will notice at the Greek table is….”double dipping”.
It is not unusual to see someone at the table take a stab at the salad more than once. The Greek table is about sharing, making a guest feel part of the family.
For those that want to be more “structured”…here’s part of a solution for you…a portion or course of Greek salad. I suppose this interpretation of Greek salad could be offered as part of a course for a more formal evening, say when the boss is over for dinner?
This post will be my last as I’m heading out to Greece today. I’ll be casually checking my emails, reading some news headlines and checking on my blog’s comments. I can’t promise any food posts but I might give a “shout out” or two from Glorious Greece (and a little of Vienna, Austria).
See you in September….
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