Life of Loi: Mediterranean Secrets

Monemvasia - The Rock

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Monemvasia - The Rock

Chef Maria Loi travels to Monemvasia, a stunning Greek town best known as 'the rock.' The town, which has been carved out of a rock slope, is home to the Kalapothou family. Chef Loi joins three generations of women to sing and carry on the tradition of baking a classic Greek bread called Ladenia and then learns how to make another well known village dish, Traxana, made with stewed eggplant & peasant 'pasta' known as. Inspired by her travels to Monemvasia, back at home Maria is joined by friend Christian Wistehuff where she bakes her easy version of Ladenia. Called Nerobouli (Easy Big Bubble Bread), it has lots of water, and large air bubbles. Chef Loi then grabs one of her regular diners at the restaurant, sweet Amrita Vora to help make Couscoussaki me Tyri (Greek Mac n Cheese).

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