Good recipes to share with friends.
When it’s time for something a little special, phyllo pastry is the way to go. I’m not sure I ever understood why, until I delved into this recipe. Working with phyllo in this way does involve a bit of a time commitment and some good music (or other form of entertainment).
In the end, this was a lot of fun to make, and really rewarding. Combining various tastes and textures into one grand hors d’oeuvre tastes delicious.
I love making individual pies like this for potlucks. There’s no having to cut the dish into slices and everyone gets a reasonably similar size serving. Not to mention, you can always sneak one heading out without anyone being the wiser. On the other hand, everyone’s going to know when a slice goes missing from a pie. The only real dilemma is who’s going to take the last one.
Given the Mediterranean nature of this recipe, it seems appropriate to share music from a cool, young Greek band called Keep Shelly In Athens. The duo makes really chill music, which is definitely the kind of music I’d make if I hailed from some place as warm as Athens.
Greece is on the top of my list of places to travel, right alongside Japan. I’m fascinated by the history of Greece, and how much of what they did has been a foundation for our knowledge today. While their mythology is just stories now, we still celebrate the Olympics in homage to the ancient Greek tradition, the very idea of critical thinking originated in Greece and we use their early geometric concepts in math (even though they had no idea of irrational numbers, which made circles very difficult for them). I could go on all day, but I’ll just leave with saying that it would be a terribly interesting place to experience.
So, where would you like to travel? What places intrigue you the most that you haven’t had a chance to visit? And which of their foods are you most excited to try? I love Greek cheeses and olives. I’ll start there. Maybe some pastries too.
Phyllo Me To The Moon Pies
Makes three dozen