Archive for September, 2009

Make It Mediterranean, Make It Fresh Part 3-Eating Locally

Sep 27

Eating locally is the Make It Fresh part of the title for this series. It cannot be understated. What sets most Mediterranean cultures apart from us is the use of fresh, locally available, seasonal resources. The concept of a mass merchandiser that has everything you are looking for in one stop is unheard of in […]

Make It Mediterranean, Make It Fresh Part 2-Spices

Sep 22

One of the truly great pleasures of Mediterranean cuisine is the degree to which you eat with all of your senses. The single biggest aspect of this is the aggressive use of spices in these cultures. While most of the foods in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Morocco and others are not inherently spicy per se, […]

Make It Mediterranean, Make It Fresh Part 2-Spices

Sep 21

One of the single most pleasurable aspects of Mediterranean cuisine is the intense use of spices of all kinds. I often am asked if Moroccan or Greek or Spanish cuisine is spicy. While occasional peppers and spicy elements, like Harissa paste and Spicy Paprika, are added, most of the flavors aren’t blatantly hot as much […]

Make It Mediterranean, Make It Fresh Part 2-Spices

Sep 20

One of the first things people notice when sitting down to a Mediterranean inspired meal is the strong fragrance of spices that waft through the air. It is perhaps my most treasured pleasure to be able to eat with my nose and then my taste buds and Mediterranean cuisine lends itself beautifully to this indulgence. […]

Make It Mediterranean, Make It Fresh

Sep 13

Most of you know that I love mediterranean cuisine and cook it here at the inn frequently. But what is mediterranean cuisine, why is it special and how can you recreate it at home. First of all, the countries surrounding the mediterranean are all countries that have very distinctive food cultures that vary regionally, taking […]