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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

INTERNATIONAL: BORDERLESS CUISINE 21 - Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Crete

INTERNATIONAL: BORDERLESS CUISINE 21 - Greece, 
Turkey, Cyprus and Crete

INTERNATIONAL: BORDERLESS CUISINE 21 - Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Crete - VIDEOS








Greek and Turkey have interacted with their foods, culture, etc.  Cyprus was a Greek Island until the 1970's when the Turks invaded Cyprus and took over and still reign.  Today there are Greek and Turkish influences.  Elements of both cuisines are a mixture of Western and Eastern food.

When I was in Cyprus in the 1970's I stayed on the Greek side and met many wonderful Greek people.  We were not permitted to cross over (after 1974) into the Turkish part.  I was told if I took any photos the guard would confiscate my camera!! I spent three weeks there and have fond memories of the Greek Cypriots and their cuisine. 

Crete is a Greek island.  I met some Cretan natives (kypriakoús) in Germany in the 1960's.  Nice people. That's when I learned how to make carrot cake.   

LINK to Cretan Carrot Cake Recipeo with VIDEO

‘Stuffed Grape Leaves’ are one of the most popular Greek (dolmades), Turkish (dolmas), Cypriot (Koupepia) and Cretan (dolmadakia) dishes.




LINK to Cretan Dolmadakia

LINK to step by step Mediterranean Stuffed Grape Leaves

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Photos of Moussaka






LINK to Greek Moussaka or Mousakas Recipe


LINK to Turkish Musakka Recipe


LINK to Greek and Cypriot Moussaka VIDEO


LINK to Cretan Moussaka VIDEO

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Photos of Meatballs aka Kkeftedákia or köfteler, etc.






LINK to Greek Meatballs or Giouvalakia Recipe

LINK to Kofte or Turkish Meatballs Recipe

LINK to Greek and Cypriot Meatballs Recipe

Link to Keftedes or Greek Meatball Recipes

Dessert



LINK to Greek Baklava Recipe



LINK to Turkish Baklava Recipe with photo instructions 
Other Baklava Photos 






Cypriot and Crete Baklava Links below

LINK to Cypriot Baklava

LINK to Cretan Baklava

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LINK to Borderless Cuisine Links 1-19




Monday, March 14, 2022

INTERNATIONAL: BREAD OF THE WEEK 116: Classic Hot Cross Buns and more!!...

INTERNATIONAL: BREAD OF THE Week 116:Classic Ho...:   Classic Hot Cross Buns - Bake from Scratch LINK TO VIDEO LINK TO HISTORY OF HOT CROSS BUNS



INTERNATIONAL: BREAD OF THE WEEK 116: Classic Hot Cross Buns for Good Friday and Easter AND VIDEO

 


Classic Hot Cross Buns - Bake from Scratch


LINK TO VIDEO


LINK TO HISTORY OF HOT CROSS BUNS




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