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Category: Mediterranean Dishes

Ratatouille with Fairy Tale Eggplant

Ratatouille with Fairy Tale Eggplant

Now is the time to hit the Farmer’s Market and make this wonderful dish. This recipe is a riff on Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Ratatouille that dates all the way back to his 2006 “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson Potter). It is still one of my recipe bibles.…

Lamb Pita Pizzas adapted from Semsa Denizsel, the Turkish Alice Waters

Lamb Pita Pizzas adapted from Semsa Denizsel, the Turkish Alice Waters

Pizza, need I tell you, has taken over the world. And Turkey is no exception.  Spicy, crispy Turkish Pizza is called ‘Lahmacun‘. It’s Turkey’s most famous street food. And it’s a snap to make at home.  Picture it as a flavor-packed crispy flatbread topped with…

Lamb Ragù

Lamb Ragù

This wonderful pasta dish is a great weeknight find.  A hack makes it even better.                       I like to make pasta at least once a week. It is our go-to comfort food. This week, I…

Tuscan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup

This bowl of cold-weather comfort revealed quite a secret. This hearty Tuscan bean soup is a perfect combination of smooth, silky soup topped with crispy, crunchy croutons.  It also fulfills our promise to put more plant-based meals together this year. And we’re not alone.  Americans…

Drunken Greek Pork Stew from Fine Cooking

Drunken Greek Pork Stew from Fine Cooking

What’s in a name?  Plenty! I have to admit, it was its picture in Fine Cooking–and not its name– that made me want to cook this extraordinarily easy-to-make stew.  Tony Rosenfeld, who wrote “Savory Pork Stews”, says it’s “a quick take on bekri meze, the…

Lamb and Beef Kofte with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Lamb and Beef Kofte with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Two countries create a dinner dish worthy of at least two stars. I love a great meatball which is really what Kofte are.  I am always on the lookout for new flavors to try.  This recipe is from two different sources: A Turkish recipe from…

Lamb Shakshuka

Lamb Shakshuka

I’ve wanted to cook Shakshuka for quite a while now, mostly so that I could say “ Your Shakshuka is ready”.  The dish may be the ultimate breakfast for dinner. In Israel it is breakfast food.  And what a start to the day.  A bright,…