#EdenCooks - Olympic Pita Bread - Mon. Aug 20, 8pm EST

Antipova Antipova

With every country sending the best of their best to the 2012 summer Olympics, it's darn hard to choose one country's cuisine to feature! As a salute to the originators of the Olympics, and because bread can compliment absolutely everything, let's focus on a Greek staple bread---pita!


Welcome to the JulyMeeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of cooking terms, and important techniques. There will be a featured recipe each meeting, with pictures taken as I prepare it for you. I will cover some ingredient substitutions to make each recipe more friendly to people with dietary restrictions.

Pita bread is the easiest yeast bread I know how to make, and whenever someone approaches me wanting to learn to start baking, Pita is the first recipe I roll out. I have never seen anyone fail to get puffy pockets on the first try, so even if you don't think of yourself as a "baker," I am sure you can get this. On top of that, pita bread is delicious fresh out of the oven, and can be paired with traditional Mediterranean food (hummus, olives, feta), or stuffed with any modern trappings you desire. My younger sister makes mini pizzas when I leave leftover pita lying around, for example. So no matter which country you want to salute with your meals, pita will make a great background.

Because of the multinational nature of the Olympics, and because of how much I learned from you all in our last meeting with the recipe-building activities, let's look forward to all sharing a bit of cultural knowledge and favorite dishes typical of countries we love.


During the meeting, five $10 gift cards to EF will be awarded to the winners of a trivia contest from information that I will provide during the meeting, and to those who share their own nationally-influenced recipes and stories.

The meeting will take place on the EdenFantasys forum in this very thread at 8 pm EST on Monday, July 23rd. I'm want you all to feel as refreshed as I do, so I can't wait to see you there!
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Kindred Kindred
I'm not sure I can make the meeting but I will be sure to check back afterwards. Any chance you could also post a good hummus recipe? Me loves hummus!
08/14/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
Do you have to do anything specific to join clubs, or just be here to participate when the meeting happens?
08/14/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Intrepid Niddering
Do you have to do anything specific to join clubs, or just be here to participate when the meeting happens?
Just be here to participate when the meeting happens.
08/15/2012
Beck Beck
I'll try to pop on by!
08/15/2012
Ansley Ansley
I loooove pita bread with thin slices of real turkey breast, cucumber and tomato with a smidge of mayo and mustard. I can't wait for this!
08/15/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
Ooooo, hope I can make it!!! I love international foods!!
08/15/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Ooh...yum! Pitas! Maybe I'll pull out my hummus recipe to share!
08/15/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Kindred
I'm not sure I can make the meeting but I will be sure to check back afterwards. Any chance you could also post a good hummus recipe? Me loves hummus!
I would love an easy hummus recipe...tahini is stupidly difficult to find in my small hick town!

I could possibly pull out my recipes for trifle which is an English dessert. Or perhaps you'd prefer Spotted Dick, toad in the hole, or bubble and squeak?
Whichever!
08/15/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I'll try to be here!
08/15/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I am going to do my best to make this one, even if it is from my phone.
08/16/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
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Originally posted by Ansley
Just be here to participate when the meeting happens.
Thank you. :]
08/16/2012
Rossie Rossie
I'll try to stop by. Are you going to provide suggestions on tasty fillings for the pita sandwiches...something exotic and spicy? Kind of tired to use the regular cold cuts, tuna fish, etc.
08/16/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I'll definitely be checking in. Hubby's always wanting gyros, so it'll be nice to make my own pita instead of getting it from the store.
08/16/2012
junipersgame junipersgame
I'd love to know a good pita recipe! I'll be here!
08/17/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
Will there be an a new recipe?
08/18/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
In honor of the meeting tomorrow, today I'm making hummus, roasted chickpeas, and pita bread! Taking notes on my recipes so I can share.
08/19/2012
playsalot playsalot
I hope I'll make it, if I don't I will come back to get the recipe.
08/19/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
In honor of the meeting tomorrow, today I'm making hummus, roasted chickpeas, and pita bread! Taking notes on my recipes so I can share.
And I did! All of it! Yay me!
08/19/2012
Antipova Antipova
I am so excited for this! And S&P, you will have to give feedback on the recipe you used too
08/20/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Antipova
I am so excited for this! And S&P, you will have to give feedback on the recipe you used too
Will do! There would be photos, but...um...they were tasty.
08/20/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Will do! There would be photos, but...um...they were tasty.
Haha! I definitely understand that!
08/20/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I'm not sure I can make the meeting but I will be sure to check back afterwards. Any chance you could also post a good hummus recipe? Me loves hummus!
I will definitely tuck a quick-and-easy hummus recipe in---although I hardly ever make hummus, because my whopper chopper is not very powerful and it always ends up lumpy
08/20/2012
Ansley Ansley
An hour and a half folks!
08/20/2012
Antipova Antipova
And now only an hour!
08/20/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Antipova
I will definitely tuck a quick-and-easy hummus recipe in---although I hardly ever make hummus, because my whopper chopper is not very powerful and it always ends up lumpy
I have one I took down while I made it. Want me to post it?
08/20/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
I have one I took down while I made it. Want me to post it?
Sure! I will post mine too later on on the meeting, but the more the merrier!
08/20/2012
Antipova Antipova
Just about 15 minutes left!
08/20/2012
playsalot playsalot
It looks lke I am going to make it. I love mediterranian food so it will be nice to have a recipe for pitas.
08/20/2012
Ansley Ansley
I'm here.
08/20/2012
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