Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Grape Leaves Stuffed To Perfection

Oh hello, Chef James Beard!
Even though people have been stuffing grape leaves for centuries, along with other veggies and leaves, the latest post from Beard Bites offers up something novel, something new! Grape leaves stuffed!
The recipe , with tomato, is adapted from Claudia Roden's classic cookbook on Middle Eastern cookery. Seems Beard has a new cookbook out, but Roden has interesting cookbook updates too. The simple Asia Minor/ Greek /Turkish version -- called "yalandzi" -- with rice, spice, olive oil and leaves, is superior, in my opinion.

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