Greek Gigantes are, not surprisingly, GIANT beans! In this recipe, the gigantes are slow cooked in a rich tomato sauce until perfectly creamy and tender. Serve over toasted crusty bread for an easy vegetarian meal!
Licking the Plate: Braised Lamb Shanks. Making these tonight. They melt in your mouth! Update: delicious recipe. I did not have bay leaves, so I substituted Greek Oregano. I also added some chopped celery with leaves to the onions, garlic and carrots, and used about a cup of Cabernet Sauvignon. I had a lot of sauce so I threw in some fingerling potatoes during the last 40 minutes, but it would be equally good over rice. Serve with fresh crusty French bread for dipping-really delicious!
One of the most influential 19th century books on architectural patterns is The Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones, published in England in 1853. It fanned interest in decorative schemes for molding, tile, and wallpaper from a wide variety of sources. The page above describes Greek motives from friezes and pottery.