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Lavendar, Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Salt - Hellenic Republic

Vinegar. In Greece it will always be red wine vinegar unless otherwise stated.

βαλσάμικο ξύδι (balsamiko xydi) balsamic vinegar

ξυδάτο (xydato) in vinegar. A common way to cook octopus.

ξύδι μήλου (xydi milou) apple vinegar

ξύδόνερο (xidonero) This is vinegar water, sweetened with sugar or honey, a refreshing pre-industrial drink similar to the ancient posca drunk by the armies of Rome and Constantinople. The vinegar kills many of the bacteria and quenches thirst; when the Roman soldier gave Jesus on the Cross a sponge soaked in vinegar for his thirst, it was an act of kindness.

Text © Dana Facaros

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