Also known as kalamata olives, they are almond-shaped and range in size from 1/2 to 1 inch long. Dark eggplant in color, the kalamata olive is rich and fruity in flavor and can be found packed in either a vinegar brine or olive oil.
For a casual holiday lunch or supper, you'll have a guaranteed winner with this stacked-high, Italian-style sandwich. I like the convenience of assembling it a day in advance. —Pat Powell, Wooster, Ohio
This focaccia has been in my mom's family for several generations. It is one of my most requested whenever I am invited to a party...I am not allowed to attend unless I bring my focaccia!—Dora Travaglio, Mount Prospect, Illinois
With so many barbecues in the summer, I created this simple, tasty dish to complement any entree. I like to prepare it earlier in the day and let it marinate, then I just throw it on the grill.—Cathy Godberson, Oakville, Ontario