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Mountain Food – Part 2

We weren’t only eating vegetables – that certainly won’t sustain you up in the mountains. We had our share of non-veg dishes too. This sausage was a bit like a chorizo, but perhaps more Turkish influenced.

Thracian Food

The chicken souvlaki was marinated with a mix of oregano and thyme – typical of Greece.

Thracian Food

This fried hard cheese I think tastes like haloumi, but harder.

Thracian Food

And of course, big chunks of goats milk feta.

Thassos Food

We had plenty of ‘schnitzels’ too. This one is made from pork with a mushroom and cream sauce.

Thracian Food

And the favourite lunch-time dish of herders, lamb chop stew with risoni.

Thracian Food

After all that eating, there really wasn’t any room for dessert. We only managed it once. Being in Greece, they were super-sweet.

Thracian Food

Mountain Food – Part 1

We ate at a lot of tavernas (old style/family-run eateries), and it was no different in the north of Greece. The decor though wasn’t white-washed at all, but something even more rustic.

Xanthi taverna

What was offered is quite similar to that down south, but with a cold weather twist. There of course lots of vegetables, some boiled…

Thracian Food

Thracian Food

Others grilled.

Thracian Food

Thracian Food

The grilled eggplant with feta was especially good – smoky and pungent. Greek food at its simple best.