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Lukániko (Greek: λουκάνικο) is the common Greek word for pork sausage, but in English it refers specifically to Greek sausages flavored with orange peel, fennel seed, and various other dried herbs and seeds, and sometimes smoked over aromatic woods. Greek sausages are also often flavoured with greens, especially leeks.

Lukaniko is often served as a mezze, sliced and fried, sometimes with saganaki. It is also cooked into a variety of dishes.

Pigs were the principal meat-yielding animals in traditional Greek farm economy, as they were easy to feed with scraps and leftovers, and sausage was an important way of preserving their meat.

The name 'lukaniko' is derived from ancient Roman cuisine's lucanica[1] (from Lucania regiono of South Italy) and has been used in Greek since at least the 4th century.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Γ. Μπαμπινιώτης, Λεξικό της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, 1998
  2. ^ Andrew Dalby, Siren Feasts, 1996, p. 181

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Boise Weekly

Boise Weekly
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:56:15 -0700

First Reading options include a Charcuterie Tasting ($19), with house-cured Loukaniko lamb sausage, Kurobuta salami and pork belly rillettes; and Gracie's Goat Cheese Pouch ($13) with pistachio-crusted goat cheese, port-soaked cherries, balsamic syrup, ...

Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Mail
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:59:09 -0700

If you think Greek restaurants are all about plate smashing and jerky dancing then think again. Eleon, which opened less than four months ago, is a light, contemporary space - a bit bling, but nonetheless smart, airy and spacious. During our visit it ...
Western Queens Gazette
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:15:00 -0700

Handmade Greek sausage called 'loukaniko' and “bifteki” Greek meatballs are savory and mildly spiced, perfect off the grill in a sandwich or on a plate. We saw lots of families dining here and the whole rotisserie chicken is the perfect crowd pleaser ...


Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:21:21 -0700

Υπέρβαρος σκύλος - «λουκάνικο», ο οποίος ταϊζόταν σε υπερβολικές ποσότητες από προηγούμενο ιδιοκτήτη του, έχασε μετά από δίαιτα το 75% του σωματικού του βάρους και πλέον είναι υγιής και χαρούμενος. Ο Ντένις έχασε τα περιττά κιλά του μετά από ...

The News Journal

The News Journal
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:29:00 -0800

In response to the comments on the Greek sausage by Joan Burke, of Bear: I think the sausage she is talking about is loukaniko. It is citrus-y and can be purchased online at Amazon.com or Parthennfoods.com. It can be purchased fresh at Prima Foods in ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:08:18 -0800

Souvla is a bright Greek-American cafe in Hayes Valley known for its rotisserie meats served in pitas and salads, but starting this weekend they're adding a lovely brunch. Like the regular menu, brunch is streamlined and for now features four items ($9 ...
Huffington Post
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:37:30 -0800

Is sausage the new bacon? Artisanal sausage restaurants are popping up like proverbial mushrooms after a rainstorm. My stepson runs one: Jake's Handcrafted in Brooklyn. Check it out and tell Jake that Steven sent you. According to Nielsen data, sausage ...

Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)

Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:30:55 -0800

And whenever he can, Athanasopoulos sneaks in Loukaniko Greek sausage, a family recipe his predecessors have been championing in Boston for close to a century now. “Loukaniko sausage is almost like a kielbasa, but it has those beautiful citrus notes ...

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