Bay Leaf (Daphni)
Greek food is a cornucopia of blended flavors, and nowhere in the world is it more evident that understanding how herbs and spice work together makes for great cuisine.
Greek food takes full advantage of the aroma and flavor of both cooked and raw ingredients, and marries mild wholesome cheeses, fruits and vegetables with herbs that can bring out their unique flavors and textures.
Eggplant, figs, feta cheese, ground lamb, olives, sesame seeds, crisp pastry and honey work like the the colors on a painter's palate, and thyme, oregano, basil, dill and mint help to enhance and refine the foods of this amazing land.
For a great Moussaka recipe, see my blog: Moussaka Recipe With Eggplant (Aubergine)