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Delicious Greek Dishes

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Complete Episode: Delicious Greek Dishes
Chef Ryan Scott goes on a hunt for new Greek recipes to serve his friend. He visits two San Francisco restaurants to get some ideas and then he puts his own spin on a Greek-inspired meal.
To get some inspiration for a Greek meal that Ryan is planning to serve to his friend, he heads to Walley's Cafe in San Francisco. It is hidden gem that serves some of the best Greek food. To get to the restaurant, you have to walk through a bar.

Walley Matar, owner of Walley's Cafe, serves a delicious Greek salad, which he shows Ryan how to make. He uses sumac, which is a spice used to add a citrus taste to salads or meat, fresh lemon juice and red wine vinegar. The result is a perfectly blend of fresh flavors.

There is another Walley specialty that Ryan will drive miles for -- his famous garlic dip. It goes great with chicken, lamb or veggies.

When Ryan thinks about Greek food, he definitely thinks lamb so he heads to Kokkari -- a San Francisco restaurant known for its authentic Greek food. One of their most famous dishes is grilled lamb riblets. Chef Tony Cervone shares the secret recipe with Ryan.

Ryan's first Greek-inspired dish is an artichoke and goat cheese spread. Then, Ryan prepares a liberal twist on Walley's Greek salad. He builds a salad that is made with raw corn, blackberries and quinoa. Finally, Ryan makes falafel from scratch and homemade pita bread.

Ryan serves up his own version of a Greek feast to his friend John Vlahides, a food and travel expert. Will John approve of his attempt at Greek cooking?

Ryan was searching for a recipe for Baklava, so John shared his Aunt Voula's treasured, secret family recipe for the traditional, mouth-watering, decadent Greek dessert.

John really enjoyed all the Greek-inspired dishes Ryan made for him. They ended the meal with a Greek tradition -- breaking plates!

For More Information:

Wally's Cafe
3900 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608

200 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

For more information about John Vlahides visit

Segment 1
Wallys Greek Salad
Wally's Greek Salad
This classic Greek salad has a secret ingredient!
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Segment 2
Wallys Garlic Dip
Wally's Garlic Dip
This delicious garlic dip is perfect on lamb, chicken or vegetables.
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Segment 3
Grilled Lamb Riblets with Lemon and Oregano
Grilled Lamb Riblets with Lemon and Oregano
These grilled lamb riblets are great finger food! Be sure to serve them hot.
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Segment 4
Artichoke Spread
Artichoke Spread
This artichoke spread is easy to make and can be used on anything and everything.
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Segment 5
Fresh Corn Feta Quinoa Salad
Fresh Corn Feta Quinoa Salad
Try Chef Ryan Scott's beautiful summer Mediterranean quinoa salad.
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Segment 6
This hearty delicious vegetarian dish can be eaten alone or with your favorite hummus in a pita wrap.
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Segment 7
Basic Bread Dough
Basic Bread Dough
This versatile all-purpose bread dough can be used immediately or frozen for later use.
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Segment 8
Aunt Voulas Baklava
Aunt Voula's Baklava
John Vlahides shares a treasured family secret recipe for traditional, mouth-watering, decadent baklava.
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Photo Gallery
Behind-the-Scenes Photos: Cooking Greek Food
Go behind the scenes as Chef Ryan Scott cooks up a few Greek dishes at Wally's Cafe in San Francisco.
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