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More of my Curious Cooking

I adore a culinary adventure in the Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. It's a treasure of small, family-owned markets, from Asian to Mediterranean, so fun to explore. Recently, I tried out five new recipes with items from Bulgaria, Crete, Cyprus, and Romania. For items like honey or olive oil, you could still use your familiar ones. But I like the nuanced flavors and textures that these varieties bring to the table. Hope you try something new for yourself, and enjoy.

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The floral notes of honey along with ginger and lemon create the perfect finish to crispy breaded, then oven/air fryer baked cauliflower bites. Also, try the honey glaze on roasted carrots or chicken wings. So good! Download Recipes Here


The traditional Dakos salad from Crete starts with a Cretan Rusk as a base. If you are unfamiliar with Rusks, they are twice-baked bread slices, similar to thick melba toast or a crouton. For the salad, Rusks are layered with grated tomato, then a chucky vegetable salad and crumbly Greek cheese. A refreshing summer lunch! Download Recipes Here


This quick preparation uses a healthy amount of quality Greek olive oil. The shrimp are seasoned, then sautéed for just 1-2 minutes in the oil before being turned, covered, and then finished with a squeeze of lemon. Oregano shrimp are the perfect quick-cook protein. Enjoy! Download Recipes Here

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