Geographical Features: Greek Islands
There is around 6,000 islands and islets. Most of the islands are in clusters. Greece has 16,000 kilometers of coastline. 7,500 of the coastline is found around the clusters of islands called archipelago.
Geography and Food
Most Greeks ate fish since they were by the sea and lived on islands.
98% of Greece is Christian Orthodox. The rest of the country is either Muslim, Catholic, and Jewish.
Food History: Proteins
Most Greeks eat fish since meat was expensive to buy. Most Greeks only ate 2 to 5 pounds of meat a year.
Food History: Beverages
Greeks did not drink wine with their meals. Most of the time only men could drink wine, it was rare to see a woman drinking.
Food History: Utensils
A honey dipper was used to drizzle honey over pastries and desserts. Pastry Brush helped brush butter or oil on meat or vegetables.