Here are a few of my favorite recipes and I hope they will give you a taste of Greece no matter where you are or when you enjoy them. I must admit everyone's favorite recipe may not be amongst these 80 odd recipes I can only hope you'll e-mail me your favorite Greek recipes.
A few of these ingredients, like octopus (left), are going to be difficult for many of you to obtain. So use whatever seems appropriate and be willing to experiment. If I want to try my hand at some grilled octopus even I think thrice. First about the smell and the grilling aspect and then about where to buy it. Octopus is tough in more ways than one and the grilled version, probably only really good in Greece after being beaten on a rock 100 times and then dried in the sun. You wont get the same dish if you use canned octopus and try to grill it.
But fear not, there are many more traditional recipes indexed here using meat, poultry, and fish to make a nice variety of Greek dishes. Some dips or spreads like skordalia and tzatziki maybe highly spiced with garlic or not according to your taste. American Yougurt ideally, should be drained over night in a muslin cloth to become thicker. In Greece we use pressed yougurt or "svragisto yourti " to make tzatziki. And leave the cucumber skin on to increase texture.