Come into our Kitchen
Besides enjoying cooking here ourselves, we love sharing our knowledge and experience on the Greek cuisine with you.
"Share it with someone you love," said the chef Penelope Cruz in Woman on Top, every time, at the end of her cooking show.
Cooking and eating can be great fun, and sharing both with good company is just the way it should happen. At Olivity, we make sure you are part of a wonderful experience, where you'll learn how to cook your favorite Greek dishes and then share them with your fellow cooks.
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What do those Greeks eat anyway?
The usual comment when one talks about the Greek cuisine is: "You guys eat so much meat!"
As most Greeks will assure you, this is absolutely not true! Maybe in the delivery era most things ordered contain meat; however, Greek traditional food includes very little meat, a bit more chicken, slightly more fish, lots of pulses, vegetables, fruit and, yes, bread.
Two of the main reasons for the above were common sense and religion:
- Common sense, because you don't go slaughter an animal that took months of feeding before it became your food
- Religion, because due to its fasting periods, the consumption of animal products was not allowed, so you had to be as resourceful as possible to make almost half of your year tasty, plus be strong enough to work in the fields.
It goes without saying that olive oil was dominant in the preparation of all the above. Butter, of course, once in a while; but it was the liquid gold that was to find pretty much everywhere, easy to preserve, thus available the whole year. Plus, it's a lot more versatile than butter, not to mention as healthy as can be.
What do we offer you at Olivity?
Our aim is to introduce to you the less-known side of Greek cuisine, while paying tribute to our favorite ingredient: olive oil.
On a daily basis, we offer you delicious pies, salads, soups, omelets, wraps, snacks and desserts, either to enjoy at our store or take home with you.
Moreover, you can order larger quantities for your event or organize our event at our store, where you can also find a steadily growing variety of carefully selected Greek products.
For the preparation of our delicacies we use Greek, extra-virgin, organic olive oil.
Also organic are our eggs and dairy, while we do our best to use as many organic ingredients as possible.
The result are tasty, healthy meals, suitable for vegetarians (and very often vegans, too), which, as our loyal customers assure us, are addictive!