I will start with the ancient quote "νοῦς ὑγιής ἐν σώματι ὑγιεῖ".
Human health depends on many factors, all of them individually contribute to maintaining a healthy whole that can cope with the difficult painful daily life.
So the first thought that comes to my mind is to start the day with something other than a rich Greek goodies "GREEK BREAKFAST".
Think wherever you are, wake up and be greeted by a rich buffet in a hotel with local specialties and a hot cup of coffee or tea. So you call this "Greek Breakfast". I will try to present you a small part of the inexhaustible Greek land and to convey to you in the field of production as well as the taste of Greek products.
The "Greek Breakfast" was a creation of the Hotel Chamber of Greece (XEE) based on the reward - certification of companies that would clearly display a buffet with Greek Local traditional products.
The conditions for a Greek breakfast are
Επιχειρημα The businessman chooses local traditional products from the prefecture where the hotel is located but also from specific producers selected by X.E.E. and seen through the list he has posted on his site. It can also choose products that are PDO. the P.G.E.
So let's see some of the PDO products that a Greek breakfast may have used either whole or cooked in ingredients!
In ancient Greece, the olive occupied an important place, both in the diet of the citizens (the olive is the pedophile, as Sophocles mentions) and in the economy of the cities. According to Hippocrates, Theophrastus, Aristotle, Aristophanes, Pausanias and Homer, a total of 16 different varieties are mentioned throughout Greece, which depending on their destination, their shape, had the appropriate method of preparation.
KALAMATA, CANNERY OF AMFISSIS, ARTA, ATALANTIS, ROVION, VOLOS, STYLIDAS, THROUMPA, THASSOS, CHIOS, RETHYMNO, GREEN OLIVES OF CHALKIDIKI.
Olive oil, a valuable ingredient from ancient Greece, was a staple of our daily diet. They divided it into 3 categories. The "crumbs" which were of excellent quality unripe olives, the "second meal" was the good quality oil and the "vulgar oil" which was from overripe or beaten olives. The oil was also used for other uses such as the lamp for lighting but also for its healing properties. According to Hippocrates, olive oil was an ingredient for more than 60 medicinal uses (skin, healing, antiseptic for burns, etc.). Also for women it was one of the main ingredients that was mixed with herbs for cosmetic use. She was also involved in sports (athletes lubricated their bodies with oil). And let's not forget the use of lubricant in carriages and mechanisms based on metal, etc.
CRETE, LACONIA, ARGOLIDA, KEFALONIA, OLYMPUS, MYTILINI, PREVEZA, RHODES, THASSOS, KALAMATA, SAMOS, ZAKYNTHOS.
Our country has many references from Greek mythology for cheese-making which was given as a gift by the gods of Olympus to mortals. The art of cheese was given by Aristeas son of Apollo. Let us not forget, of course, the reports that exist about the milk which was considered sacred because Zeus, chased by Saturn's father, hid with the help of Rhea (his mother) and was fed with the milk of the holy goat Amalthea. In turn, Zeus in order to feed his son Hercules with holy milk and become immortal caused the sky to fall with milk… Thus the sky filled galaxies. Homer also refers to the breeding of sheep and goats, in which the famous made a soft white cheese that looked like feta. Aristophanes, Aristotle, etc. refer to professions related to the dairy such as "milkmen", "holes", "cheese cheeses". Several references are made during the Byzantine period, such as the time of Mystras… who was named mizithras from the well-known cheese.
UK, GALOTRI, AGRAFON GRAGUE, CRETE, NAXOS, KALATHAKI LIMNOU, KASSERI, DOMOKOU, KEFALOGRAVIA ΚΟΥΣΟΤΥΡΙ ΚΟΥΣ
Fruits - Vegetables - Nuts - Legumes
From ancient Greece fruits held a prominent place in the diet… Favorite fruit of our ancient ancestors was the fig. It was to such an extent that it almost became an object of worship. That is why his reports by poets and writers of the time.
The fig of Attica was considered of exceptional quality and taste, so much so that there was a perception that it should not be exported to other areas but enjoyed only by the Athenians. There are references to many varieties of figs such as swallows, wild figs, febrile, fruit queens, white figs known as "leucerinea" and "oxalia" with sour taste, royal figs. Also the grapes in several varieties that were basic food for their breakfast, tithe and dinner. As well as the legumes which were boiled with watery wine and were their main meal in the games.
CRAINTIDE OF SPERTHIO, KOUM KOUAT CORFU, FTHIOTIDA FATTIKI, KYMI KYMI, MILA ZAGORA NEVROKOPIOU POTATO, KASTORIA APPLE, SANTORINI FAVA FELIKI PELION ILIA RAISIN, CHIOS TANGER, SANTORINI TOMATO, FENEOU FAVA, ANGI
FIR HONEY, PINE PICTURE METAL OF CRETE, LAMB OF ELASSONA, KATSAKI OF ELASSONA, CHEESE OF MESSOLOGGIO
Like various other products eg Kozani saffron, mastic, chewing gum and Chios mastic oil, Ermioni pomegranate, Naxos arsenic…
The chef can be inspired and present a variety of products and preparations… from fruits to jams, or pies with ingredients from cheeses and vegetables.
THE Businessman through the certification of Hellenic Breakfast also benefits from advertising both in the catalogs of XEE and on the site of XEE.
The customer wins… The taste and knowledge of local traditional products from the hotel he has chosen.
THE country promotes and promotes each local community to foreigners and with the stimulus of the Greek Breakfast advertises the products us.