How to Cook an Authentic Italian Meal When You’re Not Italian

Italian cuisine is extremely popular in the United States. As a matter of fact, it is tied with Mexican food as the most popular ethnic food served in the US. It also happens to be one of the most popular cuisines that we whip up at home. But many aspiring home chefs fumble their way… Continue reading How to Cook an Authentic Italian Meal When You’re Not Italian

August in Greece III

Another year and another holiday in my home country. August in Greece is unbelievable! It’s difficult to use words to explain the magic of Greek summers! The food, the vegetables, the weather, the sea, the people…plus the magic the Greek gods offered generously. I am not going to write much as I am in a… Continue reading August in Greece III

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes Tart

A summer recipe for delicious roasted eggplant and tomato tart. Together with the basil mozzarella it’s almost an Italian Caprese bake. Summer is here and her majesty, the eggplant comes again to stimulate our senses and palate. This is a recipe with Mediterranean origin (of course!) that blends roasted vegetables with herbs and mozzarella cheese.… Continue reading Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes Tart

Stuffed Eggplants and Peppers with Rice and Herbs

A summer favorite casserole (Gemista) with stuffed eggplants and peppers with rice and herbs. A healthy vegan dish to indulge without second thoughts. Stuffed vegetables is one of my favorite dishes, easily. There are many versions of them. You can have stuffed eggplants with meat (with or without rice), stuffed peppers with cheese etc. But… Continue reading Stuffed Eggplants and Peppers with Rice and Herbs

Italian Chicken Cacciatore Stew in Wine Sauce

An awesome recipe for Italian Chicken Cacciatore in a wine and tomato sauce. Best served with Bucatini pasta or wild rice. From what I understand, Chicken Cacciatore (the Italian Hunter’s chicken) doesn’t exist! At least, not as an official recipe. That makes sense as the purpose of the dish was for the hunters to cook… Continue reading Italian Chicken Cacciatore Stew in Wine Sauce