Mediterranean and Southern Europe Recipes
The food of southern Europe is heavily defined by the cuisines of Greece, Italy, Hungary, and the countries of the Balkan Peninsula. Here you can discover the most flavorful expressions of the region.
Grandma's Meatballs and Sauce
This recipe is from my Grandma, Frances Savrnoch, but actually from a little old Italian lady who was a friend of my Grandma's in Cudahy, Wisconsin many years ago...a very...
Merguez Lamb Sliders
These lamb sliders are a hit at every cookout—perfectly savory with just a bit of heat.
Chicken under a Brick
This was one of my first tries with the Himalayan salt blocks (8x8x1.5), and it turned out delicious. The salt blocks are available at the Milwaukee Public Market and Evanston...
Italian Asparagus Salad
It is best to make the salad dressing hours or days ahead of time. Almonds are also a nice substitute for pine nuts. Toasted almonds compliment the asparagus.
Roast Leg of Lamb
This dish can be made Kosher for Passover, by using lamb shoulder instead of the leg.
Salmon en Papillote
Cooking anything 'en papillote' lends an elegant and aromatic experience with absolute ease in the kitchen. Experiment with different vegetables, fish, and your favorite seasonings. This is a great dish to...
Italian White Bean Soup
Reusing the water from blanching the sausages adds flavor that is otherwise lost.
Turkish Stuffed Peppers
An aromatic medley of ground meat, vegetables, dried fruit, and fresh spices make these peppers especially perfumed.
Pollo alla Cacciatora
'Pollo alla Cacciatora' is Italian for hunter's chicken stew. Like many hunter's style recipes, this chicken dish is seasoned richly and is a fine meal for colder weather. This recipe is an...
Roasted Radish with Herbes de Provence
This is a delicious and simple vegetable dish. Radishes are often served raw, but roasting them is another tasty way to prepare them. Their spicy bite is lowered when roasted...
Chasity's Chicken Paprikash
This is a dish that finally lets paprika take center stage. Recipe by Chasity Marini, General Manager at our Evanston shop.
Spicy Pilsen Hummus
Add a Mexican-inspired kick to standard hummus with Pilsen Seasoning from The Spice House.