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
New Haven Register
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:18:45 -0700
Gourmet Meze Grille, which offers gourmet appetizers, including saganaki (flaming cheese), loukaniko sausage, grilled shrimp, lamb chops, avgolemono soup, dips and pitas, and more; also featuring live music by Grecian Nights. • Live Greek cooking ...
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).
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:19:57 -0700
... moussaka, gyro, spanakopita (spinach pie) and pastitisio (Greek style lasagna); "Gourmet Meze Grille" gourmet appetizers, including saganaki (flaming cheese), loukaniko sausage, grilled shrimp, lamb chops, avgolemono soup, dips and pitas, live ...
Palm Beach Post
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:56:15 -0700
On the menu: grilled octopus; “yemista” — Greek stuffed tomatoes and zucchini; a duo of lamb — souvlaki and loukaniko — with eggplant; orange candy bar, smoked vanilla ice cream. Cost: $75 plus tax and gratuity. Venue: Café Boulud, The Brazilian ...
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:28:11 -0700
Greece will come to the Panhandle Saturday and Sunday when the 88th annual Greek Festival is held at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport. “We are probably the second-largest cultural festival behind Sidney's Oktoberfest,” said Helen ...
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:57:25 -0700
They can feast on traditional Greek cuisine including souvlaki (shish-kabobs), loukaniko (sausage), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves with egg-lemon sauce), and gyros. Scrumptious vegetarian fare includes tiropitas (cheese triangles in filo) and ...
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:18:45 -0700
The safarians spent a lively Saturday morning among the horde of shoppers who flock to Oakleigh on a weekly basis, where local butchers fire up their barbecues on the street and cook up delicious loukaniko sausages, while the multitude of cafes and ...
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:39:40 -0700
Ci sono molti ristoranti greci e internazionali, la specialità dell'isola è la Louza loukaniko, salsiccia e formaggio di capra ben pepato. Per lo shopping a Mykonos non manca nulla, oro, abiti, ceramiche, tessili, antiquariato, negozi di moda e design ...
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