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Dinner Tonight: Greek Pasta with Sausage and Cheese

[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Most of the time, Greek food is off my radar. Not by any conscious choice—I'm always on the lookout for new dishes and new ideas—but it became especially clear while flipping through the recent Greece issue of Saveur. As usual, their selected recipes were authentic, varied, and uniformly delicious-sounding. Though some were more involved than others, I was drawn in particular to this simple pasta and sausage dish and its intriguing use of blue cheese as the basis for the sauce.

Pasta and sausage is nothing new—like bacon, the intense flavor of sausage has the ability to season a whole bowl of noodles. But draped in a luxurious sauce of blue cheese, Parmesan, and oregano, it was a revelation: The sour, funky flavor was a perfect foil for the richness of the sausage.

About the author: Blake Royer founded The Paupered Chef with Nick Kindelsperger, where he writes about food and occasional travels. After a year in Estonia, he's now living in Chicago.

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