Over time, every culture has developed their own way of cooking and sense of taste. Traditional foods often rely on fresh ingredients raised in and gathered from the local area. In rural areas, cooking methods are usually simple and recipes can easily adapt from feeding a family to feeding a large group at a community gathering, harvest celebration, or wedding.
Helen Pervanas (right) and her mother Chrysanthe
Nagios preserve their Greek heritage through the
cooking of traditional foods.
People who are good traditional cooks usually have a deep understanding of the environment, nutrition, and how to make the most out of a few ingredients.
Learning about traditional foods can connect you to this knowledge and reward your taste buds as well!
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Right: Photographer - Gary Samson