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

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

χωριάτικο ψωμί (choriátiko psomí): 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. It can be sourdough (prozymi) or made from a mix of flours. In tavernas, sliced choriátiko smeared with olive oil and sprinkled with oregano, then briefly baked is a common appetizer.

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

φούρνο (foúrno): bakery, usually the village kind

καλαμποκίσιο ψωμί (kalabokísio psomí): corn flour bread

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