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The Greeks love their pies almost as much as we or the Aussies do, but theirs are made by building up thin sheets of filo pastry. This chicken pie was sensational, made by a mother-and-daughter team, Iro and Virginia Papapostolu, in the village of Aspraggeli in the region of Zagori, a mountainous part of Epirus. The pie is made from a whole chicken. The chicken and onions are first poached, and the liquid then reduced to a gelatinous sauce. It is the sweetness of the onions that really…

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Potato Tortilla an incredible Spanish recipe from Rick Stein's Spain. A cheap, tasty and quick to make classic. http://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/potato-tortilla

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Rick Stein's Flamenco eggs with tomato and Serrano ham is what you might call Spain on a plate – a sum-up dish of everything we love about Spanish cooking: serrano ham, chorizo, pimentón, tomatoes, garlic and onion. To these basic ingredients he's also added green beans and peas in this recipe from Rick Stein's Long Weekends, and you could also add sliced, cooked new potatoes or chickpeas or the big butter beans called judión.

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Stuffed vegetables make a great vegetarian main course. Rick Stein's version is one you'll make over and over again.

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