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The Greek Pita Assembly


The Origin of Pita Bread


Pita bread, also known by various names such as Arabic bread, Syrian bread, Lebanese bread, or Turkish bread, is a flatbread with round shape that dates back centuries. Originally, pita was baked on a hot plate, typically made from wheat flour, water, salt, and sometimes olive oil. Its light and airy texture made it an ideal accompaniment for a wide variety of dishes, from grilled meats to fresh salads.



Its Evolution Over Time


Over time, pita has evolved to become an essential element of modern Greek cuisine. It has become more versatile, with different variations and uses in many traditional dishes.

One of the most notable evolutions of Greek pita is the introduction of the baking method, which produces a slightly different texture than pita cooked on a hot plate. This oven-baked version is often used to wrap flavorful fillings, such as the famous gyro, consisting of grilled meat (often lamb or chicken), tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki sauce.




The Greek Pita in Cuisine


Pita bread is frequently offered as an accompaniment during meals (mezzé), serving as a tool for scooping up food. It is also used to make sandwiches and special dishes, especially during Ramadan in Turkey, where it is known as "Ramadan pide."

In some areas of Turkey, particularly in Central Anatolia, pita bread is even the only variety of bread sold during the Ramadan period. In Greek and Mediterranean restaurants, pita is often served alongside traditional dishes such as tzatziki, moussaka, or stuffed vine leaves. It is also used as a base for fusion dishes, combining classic Greek flavors with international culinary influences.



More Greek Than Zorba? The Terre Exotique Greek Pita Assembly!


Perfect for accompanying your Greek pita recipes, this Terre Exotique assembly unveils a bouquet of authentic Mediterranean spices. With its subtle combination of thyme, paprika, garlic (containing sulfites), oregano, cumin, and Cayenne pepper, each bite transports your taste buds to the sunny streets of Greece. The lemony myrtle brings a fresh, citrusy note, while the onion adds a savory sweetness.



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gyros grec recipe

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