Neither moussaka nor lasagne either …..

……. so what is it? To be honest, I’d started out with the idea of making melanzane alla parmigiana but then I decided to add some minced beef to the tomato sauce, which changed the dish into something else altogether, something a bit more like a moussaka. Except that the flavours were far more Italian and it was like lasagne al forno, but with slices of aubergine instead of sheets of pasta. Continue reading

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Moussaka (as made by Patrick Leigh Fermor’s housekeeper)

This recipe comes from Rick Stein’s TV series From Venice to Istanbul. This featured in the programme where he visited the home of the late Patrick Leigh Fermor and ate a moussaka cooked by PLF’s housekeeper, Elpida Beloyannis. Continue reading