Seitan Gyros| Σεϊτάν Γύρος

Origins: Seitan (say-TAHN), lovingly called “Buddha’s Food”, has originated from the diets of Chinese Buddhist monks who were looking for meat alternatives other than tofu. It is said that they were making dough out of wheat and water when they noticed that the starch from the water-dough mixture turned a texture more similar to meat.* It…

Baba Bharta

Origins: Eggplants originated in Southeast Asia about 4000 years ago and paved the way for traditional, seasonal foods that were dedicated to this large, purple fruit.* This fusion is a more affordable dish (excludes tahini) and is vegan-friendly (excludes Greek yoghurt). It aims to keep it fresh, something Lebanese cuisine values, while still embracing the humble Punjabi…

Tacos de Tofu Southwestern

Origins: Tacos have been around since earlier than the 14th century in Mexico- starting off with corn, “referred to as the seed of life.” The Mayans went so far as to believe that humans “were made of corn by the Gods.”* In 1529, the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagun worked to create a complete record of…

Tortilla de Patatas Americana

Origins: This dish comes from the Navarre culture in Spain during the 17th century, where these commodities- potatoes, onions, and eggs, were mixed together as a necessity to feed large groups of people and soldiers. It is considered a humble and traditional staple in Spanish food history (RunningoftheBulls)*. Though the egg, potato, onion, and olive oil…