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Slow-cooked Chickpeas with Orange (Revithia sto Fourno me Portokali)

On Saturday evenings, women on Sifnos and other Cycladic islands bring to the communal bakery their specially marked clay casseroles filled with soaked chickpeas that have been doused in fruity olive...

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Athanasia’s Cranberry Bean Stew (Fasolia Handres tis Athanasias)

Athanasia Moraiti, my late mother in law, cooked the mottled fresh cranberry beans together with potatoes and peppers, a combination I would not consider, if I had not tasted and loved it. Somehow I...

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Polyspori: Mixed Bean Salad with Dill, and Garlic-Lemon-Tahini Dressing

This is a Lenten dish I serve on Good Friday, when even olive oil is banned from the table. If you don’t like tahini, substitute 4 tablespoons fruity olive oil, and omit the wine or water. Makes 4 to 6...

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Orzo with Fresh Fava, Feta and Lemon

I make this all the time, with any seasonal vegetable I harvest from the garden – diced tender zucchini, green beans or eggplants in the summer, squash, shredded cabbage, wild greens or spinach in the...

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Lentil Soup with Wild Hyacinth Bulbs, Garlic and Mint

Inspired by the description I found in an ancient text. Read More. It seems that Greek volvoi are no longer exported, so you can use the lampascioni from Puglia, either roasted or in vinegar....

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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta with Beans)

Adapted from Mediterranean Hot and Spicy. photo by Anastasios Mentis Serves 4 2 cups fresh cranberry beans, or 1 cup dried cranberry beans soaked in water overnight 1/3 cup olive oil, plus additional...

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Fassoláda (bean soup) Revisited

We love to eat fassolàda with feta cheese, but also with sardines in olive oil or any smoked fish. A simple bowl of olives is the custom in Greece during the days of Lent. Serves 4-6 2 cups dried white...

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Mung Bean Soup with Tomato and Turmeric

Here I have adapted my mother’s simple recipe for lentil soup, a winter staple in our house for as long as I can remember. My mother added mustard to all the pulses believing that it helped tame the...

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One-Pot Pasta

Adapted from Food 52. I remembered my mother’s skordomakarona as I came across the very precise recipe for convenient One Pot pasta. It is a nine-minute affair that involves cooking together in a pot...

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Rice Porridge with Olive Oil and Bay Leaves

This is my variation on lapas (pronounced lah-pàhs) the traditional Greek comfort food our mothers cooked for us whenever we were sick with a stomach or tummy ache. It is a soft risotto, that is best...

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Mini-squash and Quince Stuffed with Wheat Berries, Nuts and Raisins

This time I have the perfect substitute for quince that you can use in case you cannot get the fragrant old apple-like fruit, which is the epitome of our Mediterranean winter. I actually envy you,...

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Kapuska: Cabbage with Ground Meat and Farro

A kind of deconstructed stuffed cabbage leaves, this is a wonderful and most satisfying winter dish. It is inspired by Ozlem Warren’s Bulguru Lahana Kapuska.  I substituted wheat berries (farro) for...

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Old-fashioned Pasticcio from Syros (Meat and Macaroni Pie)

From my book The Foods of the Greek Islands. Adapted from a 19c. recipe this pasticcio is enclosed in puff pastry and is quite different from the modern dish that is topped with a thick béchamel crust....

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Santorini Fava with Caramelized Onions and Capers

Adapted from Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts Braised capers are an ideal topping for the local fava, the trademark dish of Santorini. Today Santorini Fava is served as a meze at taverns throughout...

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Lentil Soup with Wild Hyacinth Bulbs, Garlic and Mint

Inspired by the description I found in an ancient text. Read More. It seems that Greek volvoi are no longer exported, so you can use the lampascioni from Puglia, either roasted or in vinegar....

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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta with Beans)

Adapted from Mediterranean Hot and Spicy. photo by Anastasios Mentis Serves 4 2 cups fresh cranberry beans, or 1 cup dried cranberry beans soaked in water overnight 1/3 cup olive oil, plus additional...

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Fassoláda (bean soup) Revisited

In my first-grade school book, published right after the Second World War, there was a description of fassolàda (bean soup), often referred to as ‘the Greek national dish,’ surprisingly without tomato....

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Mung Bean Soup with Tomato and Turmeric

Here I have adapted my mother’s simple recipe for lentil soup, a winter staple in our house for as long as I can remember. My mother added mustard to all the pulses believing that it helped tame the...

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One-Pot Pasta

Adapted from Food 52. I remembered my mother’s skordomakarona as I came across the very precise recipe for convenient One Pot pasta. It is a nine-minute affair that involves cooking together in a pot...

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Rice Porridge with Olive Oil and Bay Leaves

This is my variation on lapas (pronounced lah-pàhs) the traditional Greek comfort food our mothers cooked for us whenever we were sick with a stomach or tummy ache. It is a soft risotto, that is best...

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