Top Five Dishes to Try in Greece… or Hamden

If you’re planning a trip to Greece, your palate is in for a real treat. Super fresh produce – oranges, tomatoes, and beans with rich cheeses like Feta and right-from-the-oven pita and flatbreads. Just plucked -from-the-Mediterranean seafood. Olive oil that was picked, pressed and bottled locally. No matter where you are in Greece – the capitol city of Athens, the Peloponnese, Macedonia or any of the islands – there are some traditional staples that you simply must try in order to fully embrace the culinary beauty of this diverse country. Best of all, they’re all available right in your own backyard – at Freskos in Hamden.

Here are the top five Greek dishes you should try:

Gas Prices and Healthy Eating

Gas Prices Healthy Eating
Gas prices have been at a record high this summer – and are now slowly coming down. At the time this article is being published, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Connecticut is hovering at around $4.35. So, we’re all looking for ways to cut costs just a little. We’re driving more conservatively… no more pedal to the metal. We’re driving less, trying to consolidate our errands and make fewer trips to the store, the pharmacy, and the pump. But what about healthy eating? Everyone knows that junk food costs less than fresh-from-the-garden ingredients… packaged foods are cheaper than homemade and hand-prepared meals.

It’s all Greek to Me: a Lesson from Freskos Greek Restaurant

When you’re lucky enough to travel to the gorgeous and vast country of Greece, you're bound to pick up a few words. “Gea sas” (pronounced “ya sas”) means hello (or goodbye depending on context). The seemingly contrary “ne” (pronounced “neh”) means “yes,” and of course “efaristo,” which means “thank you". Greetings and polite words are good to know when you’re enjoying a meal in a restaurant – but even in far-flung villages in the Peloponnese, you’ll find that most restaurant workers speak English. (If they don’t, you can always point to what you want on the menu!)

The Mediterranean Diet

You may think the Mediterranean diet is another fad, like Atkins or Whole 30 but the term was first coined in the 1950s when researchers discovered that heart disease wasn’t as common in Europe as it was in the U.S. – specifically countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea: Greece, Italy, France and Spain. So, what makes their diet so healthy? Read on.

Why the Mediterranean diet?

For the record, Freskos is a Greek Restaurant – we’re not doctors. Some doctors and researchers have found that the Mediterranean diet is a healthy eating plan that helps prevent heart disease and even stroke. By eating fresh, healthy foods, and incorporating traditional flavors and cooking methods, you could be on your way to a healthier lifestyle. And it’s truly delicious, too!

Greek Food Near New Haven

Freskos Hamden CT

Greek "street" food like souvlaki is found on every corner of Greece today. Now it is also in New Haven Connecticut! And it is no exaggeration to say that youthful Greek generations have matured on it. Simple, easy, and healthy, it provides a well-balanced meal. It includes almost all of our daily nutritional requirements: protein from the meat, carbohydrates from the pita, and fiber and vitamins from the vegetables. Even our marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper provide valuable antioxidants. Whether you choose chicken, pork (the most popular in Greece), shrimp or tofu, you can guarantee it's delicious. All our food is made fresh to order at FRESKOS. We like to say, "we don't make fast food, we make great food as fast as we can."

Scientists finally discover what makes Feta the healthiest cheese in the world


From the Greek City Times
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According to dieticians and doctors around the globe, Feta is the healthiest cheese option in the world and now there is clear evidence to prove it.

The Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) announced that a group of researchers has decoded the “DNA” of authentic feta cheese produced in Greece, unlocking its secrets at a molecular level, it was announced on Wednesday.


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