The foundation of your meal
The world now produces more than three times the meat it did fifty years ago. That tells you how much meat and poultry are a part of a daily meal. We are lucky in Canada to have the ability to purchase a variety of meats – from lamb, beef, pork, and even venison. And poultry is available in a variety of ways, including duck. Not only does this make it easier to plan your daily meal, but it offers a greater variety of dishes.
Meat is the core of every Greek event. Whether it is simple souvlaki or a more complex roast lamb on the spit meat becomes the main attraction.
Did you know? According to the USDA, Americans consume 50 billion burgers per year! Canadians, however, prefer poutine making that the most popular dish served in Canada.
Did you know that the biggest burger that was ever eaten weighed 1,794 pounds! You can still find this monstrous cheeseburger in Detroit on Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar menu. Are willing to give it a try?
Do you know? Which came first – lasagna or moussaka?
Historians have found recorded dishes using sheets of pasta since the 14th century while moussaka has only been in existence since the early 20th century.
Did you know that oregano, a spice commonly used in Greek cuisine, is a “super” spice?
It is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis and can also help with gastrointestinal disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Oregano has four times the antioxidants of blueberries.
Oregano means Joy of The Mountain in Ancient Greek and Ancient Greeks believed that animals that graze in fields full of this super spice had tastier meat. With 36 varieties, this hearty perennial now grows around the world making it an easy spice to add to your cooking.