Pasta is often considered synonymous with Italy and the Italians. The Italians have created an awe-inspiring cuisine, pleasing the world’s palates but after having eaten the pasta from Greece, I must say the Italians have some competition. Like the Italians, the Greeks have made pasta for centuries. For the Greeks, pasta was a way to preserve surplus eggs and milk for use throughout the year. It was also a way to put to use the milk and eggs produced during religious fasting periods when these ingredients were avoided. For this reason, most Greek pasta recipes use milk, eggs or both, resulting in highly nutritional, filling noodles.