Moussaka (Greek “mousakas” with the stress on the last syllable)
Moussaka is the most well known greek food around the world. Greeks put its origins to the period when Arabs brought the eggplant although Arabs consider it as a greek dish. It is also found in Turkish and its very likely that the Greek refuges from Constantinople and Smyrna spread it to the country of Greece and other countries.
There are several versions of moussaka with the greek version consisting of layers of minced meet, eggplant, potato and Bechamel (white) sauce, separately baked before the final baking.The greek version was formulated in 1920 by chef Tselementes.