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Bread, the great staple, comes in many forms, including pita. Some useful bread words:

αρτοποιείο (artopoleio) bakery, from άρτος, the ancient Greek word for bread.

χωριάτικο ψωμί (choriatiko psomi) One of the most popular every day breads, a 'country loaf' is a dense bread, usually with olive oil in the mix, and traditionally baked in a wood fired oven, can be sourdough (prozymi) or made from a mix of flours. In tavernas, sliced choriatiko smeared with olive oil and sprinkled with oregano, then briefly baked is a common appetizer.

ελιόψωμα (eliopsoma) Distinctive Greek 'olive bread' made with chunks of black olives, olive oil, fresh herbs, orange juice and onions.

φούρνο (fourno) bakery, usually the village kind

καλαμποκίσιο ψωμί (kalabokisio psomi) corn flour bread

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