The Ancient Art of Greek Cuisine:

Sampling the traditional cuisine of Greece in Athens and a couple of Greek Islands.

Koulouri bread vendor in Athens, Greece

A koulouri (Greek sesame bread) vendor in Athens, Greece

Saddled seabream (melanouria) at the Central Market of Athens, Greece

Saddled seabream (melanouria) at the Central Market of Athens, Greece

A cup of Greek coffee in Athens, Greece

A cup of Greek coffee in Athens, Greece

Air dried salami from the island of Lefkada at the Central Market in Athens, Greece[

Air dried salami from the island of Lefkada at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Greek bread for sale at the Central Market of in Athens, Greece

Greek bread for sale at the Central Market of in Athens, Greece

Traditional Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts in Athens, Greece

Traditional Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts in Athens, Greece

Hazelnuts for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Hazelnuts for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Gyros cooking in Athens, Greece

Gyros cooking in Athens, Greece

Pork gyro at O Lichoudis in Mykonos, Greece

Pork gyro at O Lichoudis in Mykonos, Greece

Tsantali Makedonikos red wine from Greek Macedonia in Athens, Greece

Tsantali Makedonikos red wine from Greek Macedonia in Athens, Greece

A roasted corn street vendor in Athens, Greece

A roasted corn street vendor in Athens, Greece

A plate of mixed souvlaki on a pita in Athens, Greece

A plate of mixed souvlaki on a pita in Athens, Greece

Lamb for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Lamb for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Three kinds of Tsipouro (pomace brandy) in Athens, Greece

Three kinds of Tsipouro (pomace brandy) in Athens, Greece

Amfissa olives for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Amfissa olives for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Greek baked chicken & potatoes in Mykonos, Greece

Greek baked chicken & potatoes in Mykonos, Greece

Gavalas Santorini white wine in Santorini, Greece

Gavalas Santorini white wine in Santorini, Greece

Boiled octopus salad in Athens, Greece

Boiled octopus salad in Athens, Greece

Mythos Greek beer in Santorini, Greece

Mythos Greek beer in Santorini, Greece

Mixed fish plate at Naoussa restaurant in Santorini, Greece

Mixed plate of sea bream, squid, anchovies, shrimp & octopus in Santorini, Greece

A row of butcher stalls at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

A row of butcher stalls at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Pork on a butcher's block in the Central Market of Athens, Greece

Pork on a butcher’s block in the Central Market of Athens, Greece

Mastic liquor (masticha) from the island of Chios in Athens, Greece

Mastic liquor (masticha) from the island of Chios in Athens, Greece

Red mullet (barbouni) at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Red mullet (barbouni) at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Greek salad at Naoussa restaurant in Santorini, Greece

Greek salad at Naoussa restaurant in Santorini, Greece

Tsakonian eggplant (melitzana) for sale at the Central Market of Athens, Greece

Tsakonian eggplant (melitzana) for sale at the Central Market of Athens, Greece

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)