Re: [gardeners] Gyros?

Shirley,George (
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 11:33:43 -0600

Actually much of the cuisine of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, and the Middle East
is Turkish. "Gyros", under the Arabic name, are sold all over the Middle East
and Miz Anne and I love them. I'm having a senior moment on the Arabic name at
the moment. Not hard to make at home with just a nice roast and an oven. In
Saudi they put them in hot dog buns which was a bit strange. I prefer them in
flat bread, ie "pita" bread in the US. The San Jacinto Mall in Baytown, Tx used
to have a "Greek" fast food joint in the food court that served them. We always
took a break for one.

In my photo album of our travels I have a picture of a Iraeli food shop called
the "King David" which is/was located in Amsterdam. They sold the gyros under
their Arabic name and made a very good one. Next door to that was a hamburger
stand that served a real old fashioned American hamburger. It must be lunch
time, I'm salivating.

Don't know what tzadziki is either, come on Penny, curious minds need to know.
It's either that or I go dig out my genuwine Greek cookbook I bought in Athens
and see if there's a recipe for it.

George, working from the old, slow computer and glad it works. the new one is in
the shop because it got veeerrryyy slllllooooowwwww.

Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> At 03:14 AM 1/23/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >Mary-Anne, my daughter took us downtown in lower Chcago to get our
> >very first 27-lb cone of gyro meat, and a gallon of tzadziki. <sp?>
> >We carried it home frozen on the airplane, and then SAWED it into
> >doughnut-shaped wedges about 2 inches tall. Those we could keep
> >in the  freezer, triple wrapped.
> >
> >
> >Today we have modernized. Once we found out that the Chicago
> >place serves our wholesaler, we switched to buying 10 lb bars of
> >the gyro meat. I roast it in the oven, and make my own tzadziki, and
> >fix all the trimmings. It's a fun dish....
> >
> >And jimmie's brother never fails to bring along a one lb package
> >of that special Nestle's chocolate..
> >
> >Penny, NY
> Penny, what is tzadziki?  Greek friends in Michigan once told me that gyros
> was fast food and modern (it doesn't show up in traditional Greek
> cookbooks), and they thought it originated in America.  I can't get to my
> Greek cookbooks at the moment, but I don't recall that word in the
> cookbooks...Margaret L