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Meet the Phyllo Fan

Esra Mese

(Esra Mese)

Esra Mese is a food photographer and food stylist based in Charleston, South Carolina.

What do you like most about phyllo?

I like how the shells and sheets turn crispy when they are baked. Also, store-bought dough makes the process very simple.

What gives you inspiration for your phyllo dishes?

As a Turkish woman, we use phyllo in one of our favorite dishes, which is called Borek. It comes in many shapes and sizes, with a variety of fillings, such as meat, cheese, spinach or potatoes.

How do you describe your overall cooking philosophy? 

I want to show the basics and classic recipes that everyone can cook at home without very special tools.


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The Phyllo Kitchen

Straight from our kitchen to your table, we’ve got the recipes you need so you can make your meals flaky and delicious.

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What is Phyllo Dough?

They’re tissue-thin sheets made from unleavened dough, used predominantly in Greek and Middle Eastern countries to make delicious meals, snacks and desserts. Had baklava before? Then you’ve had phyllo dough!

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Wondering How Others Like to Use Athens Phyllo?

Scroll through our tagged posts or explore #feelingflaky on Instagram for a bite of inspiration. Don’t forget to share your phyllo creations too!

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