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Diples – Golden Sweet Honey Rolls

04.10.2018 in Gastronomy

Diples – Golden Sweet Honey Rolls     Diples, a crispy sweet pastry known as a specialty of the Peloponnesian region. There’s a “twist” to these delightful morsels, and they are more than worth the effort to create! Ingredients: SYRUP 2 cups sugar 2 cups water 1 cinnamon stick rind of one orange Topping: 1/2 cup walnuts, ground DOUGH – MAKES ABOUT 24 DIPLES 5 egg yolks 1 whole egg 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup orange juice 2 1/2-3cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder vegetable oil, for frying (or shortening) Directions To make the syrup, combine the sugar…

From quail hunting to the humble lupin bean: a guide to Laconian Cuisine

29.05.2018 in Gastronomy

From quail hunting to the humble lupin bean: a guide to Laconian Cuisine     Much like its counterpart—the Spartan cuisine we’ve recently explored here on Politismos— the Laconian cuisine is a corollary of the region’s geographical position.   The region of Laconia stretches in a fertile valley between two mountain ranges, protected from western rains by Mount Taygetus, with a softer and more temperate climate than that of Messenia. This is the main reason why orange farms outnumber olive, making Laconia one of the largest groves in Greece along with Argos and Arta. Each spring the plain is flooded…