Lesvos Shop, Athens

Lesvos Shop, Athens

What to buy here: Pasta and wheat products: Though Greece may be a country of bread-eaters, the subject of regional pasta is quite vast. There are dozens, if not more, different traditional Greek pastas, and certainly dozens of ways to prepare them. One of the most popular are hilopites- the word for egg noodles used throughout Greece. These can be long and thin, (not unlike fettuccine in shape), or small squares. There are simple recipes for making hilopites with meat and chicken in tomato base sauces. During the summer months, the women in the village get together at the local pasta shop, bringing their ingredients to make bulk quantities of hilopes to last for the year. It’s also a social thing for these women to catch up on the gossip of the town! Another popular pasta is trahana. There are two types of these; sweet trahana made with milk and sour trahana made with yogurt or sour traditional buttermilk. Pastas and wheat products are sold throughout Athens in supermarkets but the specialty store are located in the Psirri and Monastiraki districts. A great store selling these products is the Lesvos Shop located on Athinas 33. These products are all from the Island of Lesvos and Limnos and are quite cheap, starting at 3 euro for a small packet.

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Sight Name: Lesvos Shop
Sight Location: Athens, Greece
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Monastiraki Gift Shops  

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