The famous souvlaki, not-Greek-by-name, is Real ancient Greek ....!
Regardless of the spurious assertions of our sundry Middle Eastern cousins, the souvlaki's ancient Greek provenance is attested archaeologically at least as far back as 1700BC, which is the estimated age of the souvlaki holders illustrated herein, found at Akrotiri in Thyra.
These κρατευταί, as they were known, boasted a pair of the supports in which the receptions for the spits lined up absolutely, while the line of small openings in the base formed a mechanism to supply the coals with oxygen so that they remained alight during its use. Ingenious.
Furthermore, the existence of souvlaki in Greece is attested in writing since antiquity, it being known with the name obeliskos, a diminutive of obelos, meaning 'spit.' As such, it is mentioned amongst others in the works of Aristophanes, Xenophon and Aristotle. The great bard Homer himself also describes a meal of skewered meat, and a meat and bread recipe which resembles the way pita souvlaki is served today, eerily attested to by Athenaeus in Deipnosophistae, who referred to the dish by the name of 'kandaulos'.
Despite having so many lovely Greek names for our national dish, the word souvlaki, it would surprise many to learn, is not Greek. article source
The Sexy Greek coctail, by food.com
The Greek lady that made this recipe said that there are lots of sexy Greeks in her country! This cocktail could help you get friendly with them! , comments food.com. Here is the recipie:
1 1/2 ounces ouzo
7 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
orange slice (to garnish)
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