Greece for Kids
The Greek diet was very healthy. They
grew wheat and made breads and cereals and noodles. They grew olives and figs and
grapes. They grew all kinds of vegetables. They kept goats for milk
and cheese. They fished in their many waterways and streams.
City-states on the coastline used boats and nets and traps to catch
all kind of seafood. Some homes kept chickens. The Greeks made
homemade wine. They made jams and jellies. They kept beehives for honey.
They made delicious sweet deserts. They ate well.
Meals were prepared in the courtyards,
the open-air center of each home. The Greeks were very clean people.
Their cookers were cleaned. Their hands were clean. Their food
preparation areas were clean. They did this to honor Hestia, the
goddess of hearth and home.
In the larger Greek city-states, you
could buy meat in cook shops. It was expensive, but available. You
could also find other foods to buy in the marketplace.
Goddess of Hearth and Home
Greek food and recipes