ReMARKable Palate #245: The Mystique of Mastic

This week, I catch up with my old friend Aliza Green, author of many cookbooks and culinary reference books such as the Field Guides to Meat, Seafood, Herbs & Spices, Starting with Ingredients, and many more. Today she’s here to talk about mastic, an unusual ingredient to North Americans, but with a storied history and exotic allure, which finds its way into special dishes in many Mediterranean cultures.

Fragrant Fields and Turkish Delights: Exploring Aegean and Ottoman Cuisines, October 1 to 16th, departing and returning from Athens.

Mastica Shop
145 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
Tel: 212-253-0895

Mastic-based eco-tourism on Chios:

Theme Song: “Go Fish”, by Big Money Grip, from the Podsafe Music Network.

ReMARKable Palate is a production of The Culinary Media Network.


FP85: Geeks & Greek Gastronomy

My friend Sam Sotiropoulos from Greek Gourmand joins me for a chat about all things food geek (and Greek). Part I of II.

RP151: Greek Cheese with the Greek Gourmand

Sam Sotiropoulos, the Greek Gourmand, shares recipes and reflections on Greek food, and gives us a primer on Greek cheeses.

All Greek to Me

They were all staring at me — the first American-born descendant of my mother’s family to visit her village in Greece. It was a warm summer evening in 1963, and I was seated at a rustic, round wooden table surrounded by relatives