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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.


Get To Gathering

Having people over doesn’t have to be a big deal. Our low-effort recipes can help you throw together a menu that’s easy as it is delicious.

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.

tips & tricks

How Do I Layer Phyllo Dough?

The easiest way to layer phyllo sheets is to use cooking spray. Just place a sheet down and spray a light coating.

The traditional way uses melted butter or olive oil. Lay out one sheet of phyllo dough then lightly brush each layer, edges first before working your way into the center. It’s best to use a soft bristle brush for fewer tears.

See our “How to Layer Phyllo Dough” video for a handy how-to.

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For Love & Lobster

Mix, scoop and serve. These lobster bites make an expensive ingredient stretch a long way.

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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