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
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 ...
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
“We'll have calamari, Greek ouzo and beans, lamb and pork kabobs and loukaniko sausage.” Of course, there will also be triopetas (cheese triangles), Greek salad, pastries and new this year, frappes. Another big traditional aspect of the festival is the ...
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:18:45 -0700
They enjoyed everything from pan-tossed loukaniko, lemonade and red sangria with fruit to pulled pork and spicy grilled chicken breasts, along with delicious desserts like yellow cake topped with whipped cream and assorted fruits. They enjoyed all of ...
Western Queens Gazette
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:31:57 -0700
The tourists sampled the finest feta, cheesecroquets, loukaniko (sausage), traditional chicken, beef and pork souvlaki with fried potatoes and natural honey. At the Tegea Fair they saw pigs roasted on the spit, fried loucoumathes as in New York City ...
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 ...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:20:47 -0700
Terasa librăriei “Humanitas Kretzulescu” va găzdui astăzi, la ora 19.00, un al doilea eveniment inspirat de cartea “Marea cea Mare. O istorie umană a Mediteranei” de David Abulafia, apărută recent la “Editura Humanitas”. Este un volum impresionant ...
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