In Greece, food is so much more than sustenance – it’s about culture, comfort, family and life itself. The country's culinary tradition dates back hundreds of years and has absorbed influences from other regions in the Ottoman Empire over time. Featuring fresh, well-seasoned produce, Greek food sings of simplicity and lets the ingredients shine. Cheeses such as haloumi, feta and kefalotiri are popular in baked dishes, such as broccoli béchamel bake or this eggplant and kasseri number. Frying is also a popular cooking method and these crumbed zucchinis are a delicious recipe to try.

 

The Kitchen Conversations podcast series brings you regular food stories and recipes from SBS Radio's language groups. For more information, visit the website.

 

To find out more about Greek cuisine, check out our food guide here.