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Pork Skewers

Skewer up some oregano-spiced pork for a Greek feast courtesy of Tessa Kiros' new cookbook, Food from Many Greek Kitchens.

Food from Many Greek Kitchens CookbookCraving a fantastic summer vacay? Escape to Greece and eat like a native with Food from Many Greek Kitchens by Tessa Kiros. Not only does she bring the flavors of the Mediterranean into our kitchens, Tessa is a great cultural tour guide, delving into classic culinary traditions and dishes. And along with the 200+ recipes and engaging writing, snapshots of home kitchens and local markets vividly illustrate the bright, sun-soaked food paradise of Greece.

Get your culinary get-away started with a mixture of menzedes, or shared appetizers – flavorful bites like Tomato Fritters, Peppers Stuffed with Feta and Fried Calamari.

Fried Calamari

Fry up calamari to share for the perfect summer appetizer.

Then dive into oregano-spiced grilled Pork Skewers, and imagine you’re at a beachside taverna; serve with grilled bread and lemon wedges or wrap the grilled meat in fresh pitas with tomatoes and tzatziki. Add traditional Cabbage Rolls to the meal – filled with pork and beef they’re Greek comfort food at its best.

Cabbage Rolls

Classic cabbage rolls are easier to make than you may think.

We’re giving away one copy of Food from Many Greek Kitchens! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite Greek dish, from calamari and kebabs to baklava. We want to know!

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one copy away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 2:00 p.m. ET on July 27th and 5:00 p.m. ET on July 28th. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $35.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

So tell us, what’s your favorite Greek dish?

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Comments (146)

  1. Michelle posted 07/27/2011

    I love Gyros!!! I love Greek salads!!!

  2. Maria Dimakos posted 07/27/2011

    My Patitsio, hands down but my mom's dolmades are a close second!

  3. Karen Mobley posted 07/27/2011

    It’s a toss up between baklava, spanikopita, gyros and kebabs. Of course there’s all the great seafood dishes too. How can one choose just 1 favorite??

  4. Jessica hoffman posted 07/27/2011

    Love me some baklava and Greek salad.

  5. Marion posted 07/27/2011

    Souvlaki, bifteki and tsaziki. Oh, and grilled peperoncini with garlic and greek salad with feta cheese and dolamas and, and….

  6. Julie posted 07/27/2011

    Gyros and Baklava…they are both awesome

  7. heather posted 07/27/2011

    We used to go to the Milwaukee Greek Festival every year just to get an entire rotisserie chicken. The method of cooking and flavorings made for an insanely good bird. Though I do also love avgolemono…



  8. Lucy A. posted 07/27/2011

    Grilled lamb kebabs marinated in white wine, cumin, rosemary and garlic! Yum!

  9. Sue posted 07/27/2011


  10. Christina Alexander posted 07/27/2011

    Briam! All those fresh veggies baking in tomato sauce…that summa time people : )))

  11. Nicole posted 07/27/2011

    I love lemon orzo soup.

  12. Jen posted 07/28/2011


  13. AuntBe1 posted 07/28/2011

    Love stuffed cabbage leaves, gyros, greek salads, and too many other dishes to name.

  14. Greeky posted 07/28/2011

    Moussaka or spanikopita

  15. Debi posted 07/28/2011

    Gyros!!!!! I buy one everywhere I go!!!!!

  16. Debbie Landes posted 07/28/2011

    BAKLAVA and stuffed cabbage!!!!!

  17. Harriet Megariotis posted 07/28/2011

    Dolmades, grilled whole fish latholemonato, grilled octopus and ouzo, and roasted lemon and oregano chicken and potatoes. A favorite in my Greek home! Kali Orexi!

    • harriet megariotis posted 07/28/2011

      Can't forget "horiatiki" tomato, cucmber, red onion, olives and feta salad with "Greek" oregano with fresh crsipy bread for dipping!!! Simple and yet soooo tasty!

  18. Laurel posted 07/28/2011

    I LOVE anything greek, but am partial to spanakopita…….yum!

  19. Vickie Nichols posted 07/28/2011

    haloumi cheese

  20. Effie posted 07/28/2011

    grilled octopus and a fresh horiatiki salad. Reminds me of summer :)

  21. Joanne Guerrero-Georgalos posted 07/28/2011

    Fava bean stew with toasted bread rubbed with garlic, a glass of retsina eaten while overlooking the Aegean. With my love(husband).

  22. Shan posted 07/28/2011

    I love all the different kinds of Greek dips. I think I can dip practically anything in Tzatziki and inhale an entire bowl of Melitzanosalata. Love Spanakopita. And my favorite dessert is Kataifi.

  23. Valerie Kleinman posted 07/28/2011


  24. Cynthia Bezeredy posted 07/28/2011

    Gyros and mousaka with tzatziki sauce. Anything authentic greek food.

  25. deanna meyer posted 07/28/2011

    Growing up in a Greek/Cypriot household, there are many favorites. I think Pastisio is my favorite, hands down. Halloumi is my favorite cheese and at Easter time, you canNOT beat Flaounes that Yiayia made! Mmmm, my mouth is watering now. :)

  26. Julia Guzman posted 07/28/2011

    Greek salad with fresh gyro meat on top and some warm pita points.

  27. Julien posted 07/28/2011

    I could really go for a moussaka… at any time of day or night.

  28. Denise posted 07/28/2011

    The spanakoptia (sure spelling is wrong and apologize) is awesome so are the gyros!

  29. Sheila posted 07/28/2011

    The dinner I prepared this past weekend for a friend that had never tried lamb. Grilled lamb, a wonderful yogurt sauce, a beautiful tomatoe salad, pita bread. Delish!!!

  30. Karen posted 07/28/2011

    lamb gyro with tzatziki!!! Can't go wrong with that!

  31. Sue Wemett posted 07/28/2011

    Definately baklava, though I love some of the other simple fruit desserts.

  32. D.Derro posted 07/28/2011

    I would have to say a plateful piled high with crispy calamari to start off a meal.

  33. Marilee N. Miller posted 07/28/2011

    We can call it baklava, but it's really almond cake because it has many eggs (it looks like baklava and tastes like paradise).

  34. Shanna posted 07/28/2011

    Mousaka definitely!

  35. jimmysox posted 07/28/2011

    Dolmades with lamb and rice

  36. Janet giragosian posted 07/28/2011

    I love Dolma Stuffed grape leaf and cabbage and dry baklava. pita is my enemy because I love it so much

  37. Sandie posted 07/28/2011

    I must make the cabbage rolls!

  38. Lacey posted 07/28/2011

    Saganaki cheese!

  39. Joyce Y posted 07/28/2011

    I love all Greek food but my favorite is Greek style stuffed cabbage. Soooo good!!

  40. Sue posted 07/28/2011

    I have a recipe for stuffed grape leaves that I love. I'm not sure how authentic it is, but it's good!

  41. A.J. posted 07/28/2011

    My absolute favorite Greek dish would be a nice lamb gyro.

  42. Maureen posted 07/28/2011

    I like two vastly different items one is tzatziki and the other is baklava. To me so so delicious.

  43. Brenda posted 07/28/2011

    My grandmother made a Greek fennel root tart. I don't have her recipe and haven't been able to duplicate it. She would make her own puff pastry and add cheese, fennel root and eggs. To this day, I think of her every time I taste fennel.

  44. Whitney posted 07/28/2011