MEDITERRANEAN PANTRY
Gourmet Traveller|January 2022
From Spain and Italy, to Morocco and Turkey, the Med encompasses 21 different countries, each of which meets the sapphire blue coastline of the famous sea. Here, we hero a few essential ingredients from across the region.
GEORGIE MEREDITH

OIL AND VINEGAR

Whether you’re cooking with it or simply drizzling over a plentiful salad or classic hummus, a quality bottle of olive oil is an absolute necessity. Choose from grassy and fruity, or pungent and peppery drops, depending on your palate. Vinegar, such as balsamic, is another Mediterranean pantry essential, used to add zing to dressings or to flavour marinades.

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