|Gigantes (Φασόλια γίγαντες): Known as giant baked beans in English, this dish is made up of large dried white beans cooked in a tomato-based sauce.|
John Malathronas, CNN
Renowned for its nourishing simplicity, the cuisine of Greece is considered among the finest and healthiest in the world. With an emphasis on baked rather than fried food, most traditional dishes avoid elaborate sauces, preferring the perfume of herb seasonings.
Nutritionists have long trumpeted the Greeks’ use of unsaturated fats such as olive oil and unprocessed sugars such as honey, as well as pulses and vegetables, with good reason – the Mediterranean country lies at the top of longevity lists thanks to its food.