Unless you are one of those very, very unfortunate people who has an allergy to Nuts or Honey, you’ll probably already know about the classic Middle Eastern candy/pastry treat called Baklava. Some folks think it’s hard to make – a true Mediterranean Mystery – but they’re wrong!
Here’s a Greek Specialty as beloved as it is iconic of that wonderful, colourful, boisterous culture! If you’ve never made Spanakopita yourself,and thought it must involve more than a little magic to produce one in your own kitchen – read on and see how easy it really is!
This beloved Eggplant dip is a perfect accompaniment for Hommus and Tabouleh Salad! Just warm up some Pitas and scoop! And the best thing is, it’s easy to make as well as healthy to eat. Try this great Mediterranean staple just once and you’ll change your mind!
There’s nothing quite so characteristic of a Greek Dinner Platter as classic Roasted Potatoes. in Grecian cuisine, they treat Potatoes as a veggie on their own, not just another starch. And you’ll agree with that assessment once you’ve made and tasted some real Greek Roasted Potatoes!
Here’s a Middle Eastern favourite that I think remains grossly under-rated in other parts of the world. It’s a distant cousin of Felafel and Italian Arancini, and a kissing cousin of Turkish Kofteh and, yes, even Scotch Eggs! But it has its own distinct character and it’s really easy to make.
At the core of Italian cuisine is a simple, basic Red Sauce which is used in a plethora of ways – as a base for other sauces, as a component of other dishes, and as a condiment for baked and fried bread-based dishes. I speak, of course, of the one and only Marinara!