Cucumber Yogurt (Cacik)

Cacik or yogurt with cucumbers and herbs, is a Turkish favorite. Its versatility and easy preparation makes it a perfect companion for grilled meats and roasted vegetables. It can be enjoyed before or during a meal in place of a salad. It is a cooling dip that can be eaten alone or with pita bread on the side as part of a meze.

Sauce Bechamel

Sauce Béchamel is needed in a great number of French recipes. In the Mediterranean cuisine it plays a marginal role at best.


A classic garnish from Italy, indispensable for many dishes such as Osso Bucco. Three simple ingredients which together transform these dishes into a mouthful of flavors and take only a few minutes to make.