In the March/April 2012 issue, Alexis Adams wrote about hortopita, the savory pie related made with layers of homemade phyllo, wild greens, aromatic herbs such as dill and parsley, and touloumotiri, a rustic cheese made from both goat’s and sheep’s milk, considered the mother of feta.
INGREDIENTS 4½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp kosher salt 1¾ cups warm water, as needed ¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for brushing the layers of dough 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
rolling pin, the longer the better pastry brush
1. Mix 4 cups of flour and the salt in a mixing bowl; make a well in the center. 2. Add 1½ cups of water, the olive oil, and the vinegar. Work the flour into the liquid with a fork until a scrappy, floury dough begins to form. 3. Turn the dough mixture out onto a floured surface and knead with oiled hands until silky and smooth, adding a little more flour or water if necessary. 4. Divide into six balls, cover with a damp dish towel, and let the dough rest at room temperature for at least one hour. 5. Roll the balls out into 13-inch-by-17-inch rectangular sheets about 1/16th-inch thick.
Photo by Chryssa Nikoleri. This appeared in the March/April 2012 issue. What indigenous foods have you discovered while traveling? Share your stories at afar.com/mag/foodfinds.