Dishes That Transport Us to the Mediterranean

We dream of one day taking a culinary tour of the Mediterranean, from the tippy toe of Italy to the ancient isles of Greece to the sands of the Levant. But for now, we’ll happily settle for feta-topped Greek salads, warmly spiced chicken shawarma, and smoky baba ganoush with homemade pita in the comfort of our kitchen. Take a bite of any of these recipes, and you’ll be transported to a vine-covered trellis by the turquoise sea — or the sunny patio of a villa, surrounded by cypresses and date palms.