Trachanas at Tinos Villa

One of the staples found in almost every Greek pantry is a honey-coloured wheat-based mixture that resembles fine gravel in size and texture. But cooked into soup or stews, Trachanas (”Trah – hah – nas”) as the dry pasta is known, becomes versatile and delicious comfort food. Found throughout the Mediterranean, Trachanas embodies many of the basic Greek traditions, both in its preparation and history. The etymology of the name is unclear, but trachanas can be found throughout Greece and Cyprus as well.

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