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 flavored 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 and has been used in Greek since at least the 4th century.
- ^ Γ. Μπαμπινιώτης, Λεξικό της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, 1998
- ^ Andrew Dalby, Siren Feasts, 1996, p. 181
Western Queens Gazette
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:45:00 -0800
Nick's Bistro is a great place for lunch with its wide variety of hot pressed sandwiches made with grilled chicken, grilled veggies, filet mignon, loukaniko sausage or the Cuban sandwich, made with pork loin, Swiss cheese and pickle. Burgers are made ...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:03:38 -0700
Greek food always comes with a side when prepared by the parishioners of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral — their savory dishes are served up with stories of history and tradition. And so naturally, guests at the church's first-ever food and wine ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:07:30 -0700
ORANGE >> Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church will host Odyssey 2014: A Greek Festival, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. This four-day party features all things Greek, including mouthwatering cuisine, live music, dancing, and a bustling Hellenic agora (marketplace).
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:53:05 -0700
Nick Pagonis, master of ceremonies, Pat Rigler, committee member, and Chris Gianos, committee chairman for the 2014 Greek Festival in Oklahoma City invite metro area residents and families to join the members of St. George Greek Orthodox Church Sept.
Providence Eyewitness News
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:36:15 -0700
One of Rhode Island's traditional events is taking place this weekend in Cranston. The three-day Greek Festival is in its 29th year at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and brings authentic Greek food, pastries, and family fun. Rhode Show ...
Providence Eyewitness News
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:28:33 -0700
Some of the food offered includes: Roasted lamb, roasted chicken and pork souvlaki, gyro, pastitsio—pasta, ground beef and béchamel sauce, loukaniko—a Greek sausage, spanakopita—spinach pie, and tyropita—cheese pie. Desserts include: Baklava ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:17:10 -0700
In addition to the ever-popular gyro pita sandwiches and falafels, there are several new items on the festival's menu, including Loukaniko. The sausage, prepared by Boudouvas, was grilled in spices and orange peel and had a complex sweet, spicy taste ...
Toledo City Paper
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:17:19 -0700
The St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church's 34th annual Odyssey Greek Festival runs Friday, Aug. 29, through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1. Above Kosta Milas, left of Woodbridge, gets some pointers on roasting lamb on a spit from Gus Fifis, of Orange. Photo: ...
Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter
Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group.