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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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siphnopitta a honey and cheese pie which is a Greek Easter-time speciality. It is made on most of the Greek islands but as the name implies it is renowned on the island of Siphnos. A soft, fresh, unsalted sheep’s cheese called mizithra is used in the making of this pie and the honey is thyme scented. It is sometimes called melopitta Siphnou.