Pastas of Greece & Karpathos
Some are made simply with durum-wheat semolina or flour, while more complex pastas have added eggs and/or dairy. Their flavorful versatility makes them staples in the Greek kouzina so we put together a guide of the most used zymarika, followed by in-store and online purchase options.
Pasta la Vista
What’s Misko? It’s our favorite brand (and Greece's) for durum-wheat pastas. Misko always cooks up perfectly, firm but tender, and never mushy. We've tried others in a pinch and can say from experience, when you're making something special, this brand will never let you down.
For trahana we like Sitos brand, and for pourgouri, Lisko from Cyprus is our preference.
If you’re in the New York City area you can find these Greek pastas (and more) at the following markets:
25-56 31st Street
LIC, N.Y, 11102
Mediterranean Foods (2 locations)
30-12 34th Street
Astoria, NY 11103
23-18 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11105
If you don’t live near these markets but have a Greek Orthodox church nearby, chances are they know of a Greek/Mediterranean shop in the area.
Online shopping is the next best thing (or maybe the first). Here’s where you can find Greek pasta, as well as other foods and items:
Greek International Food Market
I hope you enjoyed Pasta Kouzina. These pastas will also be featured in recipes in our upcoming cookbook! Stay tuned for more uniquely Greek and Karpathian foods that you can add to your kouzina pantry.
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