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manitari

μανιτάρι

mushrooms

Mushroom. The mountains of Northern Greece, notably the Pindus range of Western Macedonia and Epirus are full of them; Grevena claims to be Greece's official City of Mushrooms, where they gather wild mushrooms and truffles and sell them on line

Some mushroom words and dishes:

αποξηραμένα μανιτάρια (apoxiramena manitaria): dried mushrooms

μανιτάρια αλά κρεμ (manitaria ala krem): mushrooms in cream sauce

μανιτάρι σκορδο (manitaria skordo): garlic mushrooms

ψητά μανιτάρια (psita manitaria): grilled mushrooms

σοταρισμένο μανιτάρια (sotarismeno manitaria): sautéed mushrooms

mushroom shop in Meteora

Mushroom shop at the mushroom museum in Meteora

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Dana F, Michael Pauls