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Greece is a meeting place between East and West, its cuisine mixing classical Mediterranean cooking with "oriental" influences from the Middle East. Greek food remains true to its roots, like ancient philosopher Epicurus' dictum to "live well and enjoy the simple things in life."

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Village Salad (Choriatiki Salata)

3 firm tomatoes
1 fresh cucumber
1 onion
2 green peppers
1 cup of Greek olives
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of vinegar
Salt and pepper
Feta cheese

Cut the tomatoes and the cucumbers into slices and the onion and the peppers into rings. Place in large salad bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper and add the olives. Cut some feta cheese into chunks and add to the other ingredients. Pour the oil and vinegar over the salad.

 

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