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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

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tips & tricks

How Do I Prevent Phyllo Dough From Drying Out?

The best way to stop your phyllo dough from drying out is by covering thawed dough with plastic wrap and then a slightly damp towel. Take a sheet of phyllo as needed but make sure to cover it as soon as possible! You’ll keep your dough nice and workable this way.

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Transform That Extra Turkey

Roast turkey and flaky phyllo are the stars of this quick and delicious turkey pot pie that is so much better than reheating leftovers.

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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