Did you know that almonds are very common in Greek cooking? As an American of Greek descent, I actually didn’t have a lot of exposure to the nut until I got older. Our family’s special baklava recipe, for example, uses walnuts and not almonds. Since then, I’ve had Greek baklava that’s contained almonds, pistachios, walnuts, or a combination of all three. While visiting Greece, I realized that the nut is much more prevalent in the cuisine than I had originally believe. As it turns out, Greece is one of the world’s major produces of almonds, particularly in Magnesia near Almyros.
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