Southern European Cuisine Guides

Curious about the cuisines of Southern Europe? Read our guides and essays to deepen your knowledge of Southern European food history, cooking techniques, ingredients, and more.
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The Serious Eats Guide to Port
Overhead view of a fork of moussaka on a plate
Moussaka Recipe
Closeup of a serving plate of Greek lemon potatoes.
Patates Lemonates (Greek Lemon Potatoes)
Greek bifteki on a plate with tomato slices, red onion slices, mint leaves, and tzatziki.
Bifteki Recipe
Greek-American Gryo wrapped in aluminum foil on a bright blue plate.
Greek-American Lamb Gyros Recipe
Bowl of puree potato topped with fresh herbs next to a pile of sliced pita bread
Skordalia (Greek Garlic and Potato Spread) Recipe
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Orange and Leek Loukaniko (Greek Sausage) Recipe
Three skewers of pork souvlaki on a plate with pita bread and tzatziki.
Pork Souvlaki with Pita and Tzatziki Recipe | Grilling
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Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters) with Tzatziki Recipe
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Avgolemono Soup (Greek Lemon-Egg Chicken Soup) Recipe
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Chicken Souvlaki With Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Salad Recipe
A slice of homemade spanakopita with large chunks of feta inside
Spanakopita (Greek Savory Greens Pie) Recipe
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Horiatiki (Greek Salad) Recipe
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How to Make Saganaki, the Greek Fried-Cheese Appetizer
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Fanouropita (Cake For Lost Things) Recipe
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Greek Drunken Pork Stew in Red Wine Recipe
sagnaki with walnut vinaigrette in a cast iron skillet
Saganaki With Walnut Vinaigrette (Greek Pan-Fried Cheese) Recipe
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Mini Grilled Gyro Burgers With Tzatziki and Pickled Peperoncini Recipe
Potato haloumi gratin
Greek Potatoes Meet Saganaki and Gratin in This Quick Side
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Shrimp Saganaki Recipe
A wedge of spanakopita on a speckled white plate with a fork.
The Best Spanakopita Has More Than Just Spinach
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Greek Butter Bean Salad With Tomatoes, Dill, and Oregano Recipe
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It's All in the Char: Orange and Leek Loukaniko (Greek Sausage)
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For the Best Greek Salad, Let Myth Be Your Guide, Not Your Master
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Salad
Chicken Dinners: Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Salad
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Keftedes Recipe | Grilling
Halloumi and Watermelon Salad Recipe | Grilling
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Wake and Bake: Fanouropita (Cake For Lost Things)
One-Pot Wonders: Greek-Style Rice Pilaf With Chicken Thighs
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This Italian Pantry Pasta Recipe Has Endless Variations
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The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta
a selection of salumi
Salumi 101: Your Guide to Italy's Finest Cured Meats
Closeup of a bottle of colatura.
Colatura di Alici: What It Is, Why It’s Worth It, and How to Use It
a slab of gorgonzola cheese
A Guide to Nine Awesome Italian Cheeses Everyone Should Know
Bottarga grated over a bowl of spaghetti
Bottarga: What It Is, How to Use It, and Whether It’s Worth It
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The Ultimate Italian-Themed Gift Box, From Serious Eats to You
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Speck, the Smoked Ham of Alto Adige
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Does Vodka Sauce Really Need Vodka? | Ask The Food Lab
PizzArte (Midtown, Manhattan)
What to Expect at a Neapolitan Pizzeria
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How to Cook Italian Food Like an Italian
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What Is a DOP Tomato?
Pouring some amaro into a small glass.
Amari 101: Your Guide to Italy’s Essential Bittersweet Liqueurs
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Love Italian Food? 5 Essential Cookbooks for Your Collection
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All About Tomato Passata, Italy's Puréed Pantry Essential
An assortment of cookies typically found in an Italian bakery.
A Closer Look at Your Italian Bakery's Cookie Case
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Essential Equipment for Making Cannoli at Home
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Scooped: Pistachio Gelato with Strawberry Sauce Recipe
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Seriously Italian: Punctuating Flavors with Ricotta Salata
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Meet the Italian Ice Cream Sandwich: Brioche Con Gelato
Pork, Salt, Air, and Time: The Long Road to Prosciutto di Parma
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A Pizza Snob's Approach To Toppings
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The Serious Eats Guide To Pizza In Naples
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Pantry Essentials: All About Pesto
How to Make a Mixed-Green Salad Like You Actually Care
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Skip the Pasta and Make Lasagna With Polenta Instead
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Italian Easy: Pan Fried Whitefish with Artichokes, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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The Secrets to Making Philadelphia's Best Panettone
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The Nasty Bits: Lardo