Liverpool’s Greek restaurants do get meaty with it
Hey now, you carnivores, if all that talk of the V word has left you in some doubt about whether to reserve a table at one of Liverpool’s Greek restaurants, cast that doubt aside. Although a far more modern development, Greeks do eat plenty of meat – mainly pork, lamb, chicken, veal or rabbit – but it’s more often a component of a dish, rather than the focus. Take moussaka as an example, a dish where meat is added to enhance or enrich but not a dish where meat is essential. None of this is to say you won’t find big plates of meat a Greek restaurant in Liverpool – you will – it’s just that meat isn’t as central to the Greek diet as it is in somewhere like the UK, the US or Germany. Fish and seafood, however, well, that’s a whole different kettle of fish… For such a small country Greece has a vast amount of coastline meaning fish and seafood are eaten often. Food from the ocean is vital for the Greek diet, and you’d best believe this transfers to the kitchens of Liverpool’s Greek restaurants.