History of Greek Food


Can you guess what it is?

More importantly, what ingredient gives it its colour?

The  first person to comment to the question with the right answer will win this ingredient.



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17 thoughts on “QUIZ

  1. admin Post author

    Emanuel yes!! The color comes from chrestnut flour. E-mail me your address and I’ll send you a packet of a wonderful Greek chestnut flour.

    Stamatia, Christina, Maria… sorry!! 🙂

  2. Emanuel

    Amaranth flour, but I would have thought that either wine or ashes gave the color to the product.

  3. admin Post author

    Tania, Maria, in the past, this sort of flour that produces the dark colour was a staple food, indeed the only resource for ‘the very poor man’s bread’! Today it has been revived as a luxury ingredient.

  4. Maria

    My first thought was a spiced bread or rusk … as for the darkening ingredient, I’d say a dark whole wheat flour.

  5. Tania

    ok, I’m having another stab at it.
    The only dark coloured thing that comes to mind is olives.
    I’m going with olive flour. Is there such a thing?

  6. admin Post author

    The colour is neither molasses nor rye flour. However this darkening effect has been produced by a sort of flour.

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