The Food of the Gods

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Never mind the moussaka and the taramasalata. If you're headed to Athens for the Games, get a taste of some of these less familiar Greek delicacies:

melitzanosalata Known to the Greeks as eggplant caviar, this is a great dip for picnics or as a starter for more formal meals. The locals enjoy melitzanosalata's smoky, somewhat bitter flavor with warm Greek bread and a glass of dry white wine. One of the best places to sample the dip is at the grapevine-covered Sholarheion on 14 Tripodon Street, tel: (30-210) 324 7605, in the less touristy section of the...

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