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26 March 2020
Like so many around the world, I’m sheltering from this pandemic at home and cooking simple meals that nourish me and my family, physically and emotionally. I’m visiting my cupboards frequently as we make fewer trips to the store, and I’m reminded of what a powerful culinary tool a well-stocked pantry can be. Today, I wanted to focus on one transformative ingredient, both in terms of flavor and nutrition—olives.
14 October 2011
Greeks say “I ate bread and olives with him,” to denote an act of friendship. The olive branch is the universal symbol of peace. Like no other fruit, the olive is responsible for shaping an entire civilization. Its history is long and illustrious, and the legends surrounding it are rich and splendid. Mostly, though, literature and myth occupy themselves with ...
31 December 2020
Orzo, called kritharaki in Greece, is the stuff of comfort food and often baked with tomatoey chicken and/or lamb. This Greek recipe for orzo pilaf is a vegetarian’s dream, packed with healthful vegetables and a great example of green Mediterranean diet cooking. The halloumi cheese adds a special twist.
29 September 2020
Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that incite either ire or awe. I choose the latter and I hope this Greek recipe for cauliflower stew will convince you that there’s more to this cruciferous vegetable than meets the eye. Cauliflower contains all sorts of good nutrients, from a hefty dose of vitamins A and C to potassium, phosphorous and ...
29 September 2020
This easy Greek recipe for pasta is a great weeknight fast meal. Kalamata olives, Santorini capers, and great extra virgin Greek olive oil make this even more delicious.
30 July 2020
Pasta pies, a fun Greek recipe category, come in many shapes and sizes, and are filled with everything from aromatic ground meat to seafood and vegetables. The most classic, one could say, is traditional Greek pastitsio. This Greek recipe for baked pasta is an easy weekend treat that young and old will love and vegetarians will adore!
29 May 2019
This is not a salad my grandmother would have ever dreamed of making! Arugula, called roka in Greek, is a favorite leafy green and is especially pungent and peppery when cultivated in the sunny dry climate that is Greece. This recipe is adapted from my latest book, My Greek Table, Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours .
20 January 2019
The fig and the olive are a relatively new match for two of the oldest Mediterranean foods. Mastiha (mastic) infuses the stuffing as it bakes and adds one more undertone to this rich, flavorful, but simple chicken dish.
31 May 2017
O, Olive, How Do I Love Thee? Let me Count the Ways! 21 reasons to love one of the world’s oldest foods. O, olive, I love thee for your ancient wisdom and because you’re one of the oldest continuously savored foods in the world. O, olive, I love thee because the Mediterranean Diet wouldn’t be the same without you. ...
10 June 2014
Salmon grilled to perfection, with a Greek touch to it: olives and tomato sauce!