A Brief History of Propyra
Propyra (pronounced propýra) is an ancient Greek flatbread, named after the method used to bake this flatbread in a traditional wood fired brick oven. Its name denotes a brick oven cooking technique; propyra was baked before the fire: near to the oven’s door and far from the fire. Propyra’s ancient Greek recipe has stood the test of time; Greeks today call it Spetsiotic propyra, as the local islanders of the idyllic Greek island of Spetses continue to bake this flatbread everyday even to this day! Propyra is a wholemeal flatbread generously coated with sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, and freshly ground black pepper. Traditionally, propyra is eaten with almost every meal just like bread. When it comes to Greek mezze to accompany drinks, Greeks love to serve propyra with some Delphic olive spread.