Corfu Gastronomy Guide
Explore and experience Corfu Gastronomy. Local food, signature dishes and suggested restaurants and taverns.
Traditional Corfu Food is an international fusion. Though Greek and Venetian are the strongest influences, spices from the east, cooking methods from France as well as other parts of the Mediterranean and even the remnants of British occupation, have all left their mark on Corfu food.
Corfiot cuisine is dominated by the use of wine, garlic and eastern spices, like cloves, allspice, cinnamon and more.
As well as some traditional Corfu food you will find plenty of traditional Greek dishes on the island.
So, in this guide, you’ll learn the stories behind what to eat in Corfu as we explore 18 amazing Corfu dishes.
Essential Ingredients in Traditional Corfu Food
Corfu is a verdant green garden compared so some other, drier, islands in Greece. And this certainly has led to good growing land. And, of course, as an island, they are surrounded by great seafood.
Basic seasonal ingredients include everything from zucchini to mussels. Figs to Sea bream (Lavraki). All of the fresh ingredients you’d expect in the Mediterranean kitchen.
But there are a few particular ingredients that are worth a special mention.
Corfu Gastronomy: Recipes
What to eat in Corfu? A culinary journey into the Corfiot cuisine
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Corfu Traditional Product: Kumquat
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Corfu Traditional Product: Noumboulo
Noumboulo (from Venetian nombolo: loin) is a traditional charcuterie product of the Island of Corfu. It is made from whole pork tenderloin, cured with salt and spices and marinated in wine. It is then encased in natural intestine, usually...
Corfu Traditional Recipes: Tsigareli
Ingredients 2,5 pounds / 1 – 1 ¼ kg fresh preferably mixed tender greens, such as spinach, sorrel and dandelion, trimmed and washed well ¼ cup extra virgin Greek olive oil 2 large onions halved and sliced 2 leeks washed well and finely chopped 1 ¼...
Corfu Traditional Recipes: Bianco
Fish Bianco, Corfiot! Traditional dish from Corfu, fish in white sauce. An alternate suggestion for cooking fish! Ingredients Slices fish (red snapper, grouper, or something relevant. You can also make it using desalted cod)...
Corfu Traditional Recipes: Bourdeto
Bourdeto is a dish from Corfu. It comes from the Venetian word brodeto which means broth. It is fish cooked in tomato sauce with onion, garlic and red spicy pepper. The best fish for bourdeto is scorpion fish. One can also find the same dish...
Corfu Traditional Recipes: Sofrito
Ingredients 800 g beef, veal salt pepper 70 g all-purpose flour 50 g olive oil 3-4 clove(s) of garlic 100 g balsamic vinegar, white 100 g white wine 1 chicken bouillon cube 500-600 g water, boiling 1 level tablespoon(s) granulated sugar 50 g...
Corfu Traditional Recipes: Pastitsada
A traditional chicken recipe from the healthy cooking of Corfu. Kids and adults love it equally. To see recipe, press the more button. Chicken Stewed in Fragrant Tomato Sauce with Thick Pasta from Corfu / Chicken Pastitsada 4-6 servings ½ cup/120...