Greece is a meeting place between East and West, its cuisine mixing classical Mediterranean cooking with "oriental" influences from the Middle East. Greek food remains true to its roots, like ancient philosopher Epicurus' dictum to "live well and enjoy the simple things in life."
4 fresh, ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, sliced
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Juice of 1 lemon, strained
1/4 cup olive oil
Purple onion, sliced
Place sliced tomatoes on a serving dish. Sprinkle on the feta cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with olives and onion slices.