13 May 2010

Bouyiourdi the Real Melting Pot



Bouyiourdi

More than three years ago I decided to take the plunge and start my own blog. Throughout the years I have come to know many of you through your own blogs, through e-mails and have even been lucky enough to meet some of you in person. One thing is clear we all love food and enjoy sharing ideas we create with each other. When I want to make something Greek I turn to many of you. Living in the "melting pot" of cultures that is Canada we have learned to adopt many different cuisines from coast to coast. Italian friends had made some crusty, homemade bread for me and I could see a cheesy, gooey blending of cultures in my future. I had been eying this Bouyiourdi meze on Peter's site Kalofagas - Greek Food and Beyond for quite some time. You will find the recipe on his site.



Feta cheese...check....kasseri cheese....check, peppers, tomatoes, chilies...check!!!! I was raring to go. Greek + Italian = fantastic!!!

Peter says, "With Bouyiourdi you want to achieve a melange of gooey, cheese, tomatoes, peppers and herbs. If ever there was a dish in Greek cuisine that resembles Fondue this is it".

It just so happens that I love fondue even if it just resembles it:D

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26 comments:

  1. OMG, I am SO making this!! Val, that looks decadent!
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. Your posts make my mouth water! I stumbled across your blog while refreshing my memory on how to make herbes salees... the recipe you had was exactly the same as I'd used before, so glad to know I'm still doing it right! :) I'm in New Brunswick so it's pretty much Acadian territory. Might as well use the recipes from time to time! Your photos are beautiful and the recipes here, yum... good stuff. Thanks for sharing them!

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  3. Oh my...Val, I want Bouyiourdi now for breakfast! Glad you enjoyed this meze and thank you the link-luv.

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  4. are there people out there who DON'T like fondue? weirdos. :)

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  5. This does look like a bowl of decadence. It is finally sunny and warm in our fair city this week - so, will keep this in mind for a rainy day - or the fall. I love the fusion of Greek and Italian. Both amazing food cultures. I went through a Greek phase before I went through my Italian phase... I still have Italian phases to go through as the country is so huge and each area so different. And, though I have a lot of Greek basics tucked under my belt - I still have so much to learn. But, I love that!
    :)
    Valerie

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  6. Looks delicious! Definitely a recipe in need of loads of fresh bread!

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  7. Yum. That looks like some major warm cheesy good comfort food. Peter's recipes rock!

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  8. This is something I've never tried. It looks delicious. Thanks for calling it to my attention.I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. Anything with gooey cheese has my name on it. I don't have a sweet tooth - I think I have a cheese tooth. I've never met a cheese I didn't like, including the smelly ones.
    Sam

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  10. Tiz the best!!! I could seriously eat this all day every day lol.....YUM!!!!

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  11. I'm looking foward to my holiday in Greece even more now

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  12. Looks delicious, Val. Looks like you even have the same pot as Peter.

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  13. Terrific indeed! I love that idea!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. I also turn to blogs for recipes, funr reading, or to relax after a long day ... I love your blog!

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  15. I love fondue and this looks wonderful. We learn so much from each other. Thanks for this wonderful recipe Val.

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  16. Val, I think you have discovered cheese heaven ! This looks and sounds crazy incredible!
    Sandy

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  17. Oh my. Might I dip myself in? What a lovely combination of flavors. Gooey indeed!

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  18. Oh that looks really like a delicious comforting dish! Love it. I am not too familiar with Greek specialties, this one is a winner!

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  19. I love anything that even comes close to resembling fondue! All that melted cheese - such goodness.

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  20. This bouyiourdi is symbolic of a melting pot. I like the description of it being a melange of gooey cheese, tomatoes and peppers.

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  21. Oh, that's a beautiful thing!! So decadent and beckoning...mmmmm. And btw, I love your blog design (am I super late in noticing this?), it's so breezy and light and welcoming! :)

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  22. gooey cheese..tomatoes..peppers and herbs..divine...delish

    sweetlife

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  23. MMMMmmm..... Valli, looks soo good. I can almost taste it!

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  24. I am so crazy for fondue! This looks fantastic! My son is having a Greek Festival at school on Friday and I'm bringing something Greek-ish for the potluck.

    Love your new toasty signature. So cute!!

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  25. That would be a real crowd-pleaser! Add a bottle of wine - instant party!
    LL

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  26. I tried Peter's bouyiourdi as well and it is nice and simple and yet so addictively good!

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Val

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