I Travel to Corfu When I Cook with Dill

I Travel to Corfu When I Cook with Dill 02 La Maison du Monde

 

We were in a car in the Greek island of Corfu, when our driver pulled over to cut some dill weed from along the side of the road. He said they call it “anithos”.

 

I Travel to Corfu When I Cook with Dill 03 La Maison du Monde

It’s a commonly used herb by the locals, an ingredients found often in Greek cuisine. It’s used in dolmades, soups, spinach pies, salads and breads. I think of that day in Corfu, standing with the view of the coast, every time I cook with dill. I like to use it when I make tzatziki, in fish cakes, on salads, with salmon, on zucchini cakes, great in omelets, and I love it on french fries. It has delicate feathery leaves and wonderfully aromatic with a slightly bitter taste. They could look like fennel leaves, but they are completely different. Dill has a more herbal aroma and fennel is sweeter, more like anise or licorice.

→ See more of Lola’s travels here



Previous Issues

Recipes

Drinks

Fast + Easy

Tried It & Liked It

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>