Lately it seems that everything about Greek food has caught on -- except Greek food itself. Feta cheese and kalamata olives have become part of our everyday culinary vocabulary. At Whole Foods there's an entire bar devoted to olives, and olive oil has become the highly touted health elixir du jour. "Mediterranean" is a buzzword used liberally and inexactly to imply "hot new restaurant." And "small plates" means not just Spanish-style tapas, but grazing, which is how it's done not only in Spain but throughout the Mediterranean. Heck, baklava has even shown up as a dessert at Lampert's Plush Pig, a barbecue joint in... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Colossus of Ivanhoe: Marietta Potsos and her son George help keep family recipes alive.