Definitions

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  • n. A Greek dish made with cheese, chopped meat and pasta, resembling lasagna.

Etymologies

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From Italian pasticcio ("hodge-podge"), from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Latin pasta ("dough, pastry cake, paste"), from Ancient Greek παστά (pasta, "barley porridge"), from παστός (pastos, "sprinkled with salt").

Examples

  • It was the Greek cousin of mac 'n' cheese, pastichio.

    At My Table

  • A whole lamb (roasted of course in the yard), loukaniko sausage, pastichio, spanakopita, meatballs, pasta, greek salad, magiritsa soup (google it), feta cheese, garlic bread from Costco (the one with the big hunks of garlic baked in) and I suspect much more that I can't even remember.

    04/08/2007

  • If a single historical figure could be blamed for that orthodoxy-the one that upholds the ideal of Greek food as bechamel-blanketed pastichio and high-viscosity avgolemono soup-it would be European-trained Greek chef Nicholas Tselementes, who in the early part of the last century sparked a culinary revolution in his homeland, exiling simple, fresh ingredient-driven dishes made with olive oil, garlic, and native herbs in favor of a French-influenced hybrid employing butter, cream, and flour.

    Chicago Reader

  • Aside from traditional Greek fare (baklava, mousaka, souvlaki and pastichio), spectators can watch traditional Greek Floga dancers at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., shop the traditional Greek marketplace for gifts, enjoy beer and important Greek wine, and participate in a number of raffles.

    Sentinel & Enterprise Most Viewed

  • Moussaka and pastichio, the Hellenic lasagna, were forgettable, the coriander and cumin overshadowed by salt.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It has a diverse Greek menu, including gyros, charcoal-grilled fish and steaks, and such classics as moussaka, pastichio and spanakopita.

    Latest News

  • The restaurant, on a quiet stretch of Sixth Avenue, boasts a full menu of mouth-watering Greek staples including moussaka, pastichio and spanakopita, which diners can enjoy on one plate for $14.95.

    The Brooklyn Paper: Full articles

  • Slowly, the food tastes at Willowbrook changed, and by the late 90s, people were eating less of his moussaka and pastichio.

    Latest News

  • There also will be frozen Greek foods to go - spanakopita (spinach pies) and pastichio (Greek version of lasagne).

    News

  • The dishes include entrees of moussaka, pastichio and short ribs ala Greque, along with Greek salad and bread and a choice of either roasted potatoes, green beans or rice pilaf.

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