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kcixcy

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I am starting to get nervous that I won't be able to find chestnuts for this dish. What if I can't? What do I do?

Do you think buying cooked and vacuum packed chestnuts from online or if I see them around is a viable alternative? Someone in my family said they didn't like those chestnuts but it might be better than nothing?
 

k_tsoukalas

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I am starting to get nervous that I won't be able to find chestnuts for this dish. What if I can't? What do I do?

Do you think buying cooked and vacuum packed chestnuts from online or if I see them around is a viable alternative? Someone in my family said they didn't like those chestnuts but it might be better than nothing?
I have tried vacuum packed chestnuts and they aren't great but definitely better than nothing. I tried the Trader Joe's brand. They had an odd sweetness to them but they weren't bad overall. They were pre-roasted before they were packed in the vacuum bag.
 

kcixcy

Active member
Okay, I guess it's not a bad backup plan. Thank you!
 

Briam Greek Roasted Vegetables Recipe from Cooking Greek Cookbook

One of my favorites elements of Greek cooking is the wealth of hearty vegetable dishes, and this Briam recipe is an absolute classic. It is filled with flavor, and you can either serve this as a side dish or a meal when served with feta cheese and bread. The Cooking Greek cookbook has a great version of it and has a classic combination of ingredients, like eggplant, zucchini, and potatoes. It's an easy dish to put together and I like to make a big pan of it and eat it over the course of a few days.

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Melamakarona Recipe from Cooking Greek Cookbook

Can You Think of Any Greek Dishes with Mushrooms?

So, I am still learning my way around Greek cuisine. I love mushrooms and I have yet to find any Greek dishes that include mushrooms. I know that they are found in Greece and you can buy mushrooms in the markets. I saw a segment on TV (I don't remember where) about a mushroom farmer in Greece, and I know people regularly forage for mushrooms in the wild.

What do people in Greece usually do with these mushrooms? I can't really find much online. Do people substitute it for meat? Cook it with meat? Put them in salads?

Moussaka Recipe from Cooking Greek Cookbook

One of my favorite Greek dishes is Moussaka, but I don't make it at home a lot. One of the issues is that I haven't found a great recipe, and I know that working with eggplant can be tricky. In the past, people have tried to explain to me how to make it, but their explanations have been confusing. I need a proper recipe that is easy to understand. It looks like Chef Pemi put together a great version of it that even someone like me, who has been intimidated by making my own moussaka, can follow. Not only that, but it looks yummy!

Check out the Cooking Greek Cookbook by Worldwide Greeks out on Hardcover, Paperback and eBook here!

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Making Gluten Free Pasta for Greek Recipes

I have some people in my life who need a gluten free diet. When I have them over, I like to accommodate. However, it is easier said than done sometimes. I find that most other people don't even notice if I sneak a gluten free pasta in my Greek food here and there. I know I could always substitute rice for some dishes, but in some cases I really do feel I need to use the pasta.

I have a hard time finding the gluten free pasta that I need, so I was thinking to make it. I make pasta with gluten all the time but my first gluten free attempt was a disaster. It fell apart and I felt I didn't know how to control the dough.

Do you guys have any advice?
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