Gyro Sandwich - History of Gyro Sanwich
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This type of sandwich has been known, and sold on the streets, by the people of Greece, the Middle East, and Turkey for hundreds of years. Greek historians believe that the dish originated during Alexander The Great’s time, when his soldiers used their long knives to skewer meat and kept turning the meat over fires.
Gyro is probably the most often
mispronounced food name. Even its fans usually do not get the pronounced correctly
- whether it is mispronounced as "jee-rohs," "jai-rohs," "gee-rohs," The
correct Greek pronunciation is “yee-rohs.” The varied
names have geographical origins from different peoples’ languages.