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Unique Foods of Greece – FAVA

15.05.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Yellow split peas puree (Fava) Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. According to historical research, Byzantine people acknowledged the fact that “you are what you eat” and so they developed an avid interest in healthy nutrition! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates ORIGIN AND TRAITS Modern Greeks, fortunate to share common roots with their world-renowned…


13.05.2017 in Gastronomy

Fava… Simply Divine Traditional fava in Greece is not made with “fava beans”… but rather with yellow split pea beans!  If you are not able to find yellow split peas (though now easy to find at organic shops or Mediterranean markets), you can substitute green split peas for yellow. Ingredients: 12 ounces of split peas 3 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper ¼ cup diced celery 1/3 cup diced red onion 2-4 garlic cloves (to taste) 1 cup olive oil For Garnish: diced Kalamata olives, fresh parsley, fresh diced onion, and one fresh lemon Add all…