Flatbreads

Ivy on Μαΐου 22nd, 2012

  When I received the package from GreekFoodShop.com and saw two kinds of olives and sun-dried tomatoes, the first thing that came to my mind was to make lagana, which is the predecessor of focaccia and top it with these wonderful ingredients.   Tepes edible olives are produced in Gera, which is a beautiful and rich […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 8th, 2011

Lagana is a delicious flatbread which is usually baked  on the first day of Lent of the Orthodox Easter.    This year I wanted to make something different from the classic Lagana so I made it with olives and rosemary. I prepared the dough it from the previous day so that I could bake it early […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 26th, 2009

Did you know that in Greece we have our own pizza which is called Ladenia (Λαδένια), meaning olive oil bread.  This is a vegan pizza and is a speciality from the island of Kimolos.  I saw this recipe a couple of years ago on Elias Mamalakis T.V. show, a famous Greek T.V. persona.  The main […]

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Continue reading about Healthy Homemade Greek Ladenia vs Italian Pizza

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 24th, 2009

I have a few pizza recipes to share with you, as well as a couple of calzone recipes I made recently using the same dough, so before giving the recipes here is the dough I use. I’ve been making pizzas for many years but this is my best pizza dough. My friends and relatives say […]

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I thought making homemade tortillas would be very difficult and reading instructions  on the net I was puzzled if I should attempt to make them or not, as a cast iron skillet was required which I do not have. My friend Ben, of What’s Cooking, is hosting an event Homemade #4 – Tortillas, so at […]

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Continue reading about Homemade whole wheat tortillas with sun dried tomatoes and Fajitas

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 20th, 2009

Focaccia is very similar to the Greek flatbread named lagana , which I have posted some time ago.  As Wikipedia describes focaccia, the basic recipe is thought by some to have originated with the Etruscans or ancient Greeks, but it is now known as a delicacy of the Ligurian cuisine.   The only difference between the […]

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Continue reading about Whole Wheat Focaccia with Kalamata Olives

  Αncient Greeks colonized Southern Italy and Sicily between 800 to 500 b.C. and then in 146 b.C. the Romans conquered Greece. During these years the Romans were influenced by the Greek civilization, culture and among other things food. Until today in some parts of Southern Italy they still speak a Greek ancient dialect and […]

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Continue reading about Lagana and Focaccia style Lagana with Kalamata Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 10th, 2008

What’s a Lahmajun? Lahmajun is one of the staple meals ofArmenia and it is often described as the Armenian or Middle-Eastern analogue to the Pizza. However, a Lahmajun has a very thin crust, and is topped with a meat sauce topping, usually lamb or beef-based, that is cooked with tomato and Middle Eastern spices.. Armenia […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 28th, 2008

Cypriot pitta bread are much different to the Greek pitas. They are flat breads like the other pita but are different in shape and in taste. I’ve been in Greece for 27 years and have never found any, at least where I live. (After a year, writing this post, you can find Cypriot pitas in […]

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Continue reading about Kypriaki Pitta (Cypriot pita – flatbread)


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