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.
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
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
Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters) with Tzatziki Recipe
A serving bowl of avgolemono on the table. Some lemons are visible in the background.
Avgolemono Soup (Greek Lemon-Egg Chicken Soup) Recipe
Overhead of an easy-to-make chicken souvlaki meal with salad and pitas
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
Horiatiki (Greek Salad) Recipe
How to Make Saganaki, the Greek Fried-Cheese Appetizer
Fanouropita (Cake For Lost Things) Recipe
Bowl of drunken pork stew in red wine with rice
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
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
Greek Butter Bean Salad With Tomatoes, Dill, and Oregano Recipe
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
Keftedes Recipe | Grilling
Halloumi and Watermelon Salad
Wake and Bake: Fanouropita (Cake For Lost Things)
One-Pot Wonders: Greek-Style Rice Pilaf With Chicken Thighs
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
The Ultimate Italian-Themed Gift Box, From Serious Eats to You
Speck, the Smoked Ham of Alto Adige
Does Vodka Sauce Really Need Vodka? | Ask The Food Lab
PizzArte (Midtown, Manhattan)
What to Expect at a Neapolitan Pizzeria
How to Cook Italian Food Like an Italian
What Is a DOP Tomato?
Pouring some amaro into a small glass.
Amari 101: Your Guide to Italy’s Essential Bittersweet Liqueurs
Love Italian Food? 5 Essential Cookbooks for Your Collection
Overhead view of jar of passata, a bag of pasta, and mise en place ingredients
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
Essential Equipment for Making Cannoli at Home
Scooped: Pistachio Gelato with Strawberry Sauce Recipe
Seriously Italian: Punctuating Flavors with Ricotta Salata
Meet the Italian Ice Cream Sandwich: Brioche Con Gelato
Pork, Salt, Air, and Time: The Long Road to Prosciutto di Parma
A Pizza Snob's Approach To Toppings
The Serious Eats Guide To Pizza In Naples
Pantry Essentials: All About Pesto
How to Make a Mixed-Green Salad Like You Actually Care
Italian Easy: Pan Fried Whitefish with Artichokes, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
The Secrets to Making Philadelphia's Best Panettone
The Nasty Bits: Lardo
A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine
Serious Entertaining: An Italian Picnic
Lemon Pine Nut Biscotti Recipe