Michael Symons Big Fat Greek Easter

Michael Symon's Easter menu, seen in Food Network Magazine, blends Italian, Greek, and American favorites.

Michael's Big Fat Greek (and Italian and American) Easter

The Iron Chef and his wife, Liz, host a cross-cultural holiday meal.

Pork Souvlaki with Honeyed Apricots

Michael made souvlaki from an old family recipe and turned it into finger food by threading the meat onto skewers.

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Soft Polenta with Marscarpone

You can use your favorite brand of polenta in this comforting dish.

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Stewed Escarole with Feta

Michael tops escarole, an Italian favorite, with tangy Greek feta in celebration of his Greek and Italian heritage.

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Lamb Chops with Eggplant Caponata

Caponata, an Italian relish, is ideal for the holidays: You can make it ahead and keep it in the fridge for about a week.

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Michael has been watching his mom make baklava since he was 4. We can't imagine that you'll have leftovers of this delightfully sticky treat, but if you do, you can freeze it (once the syrup is absorbed) for up to a month, then just thaw it at room temperature.

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Vanilla Panna Cotta

This cool and creamy dessert is easy to make (just start a day ahead to allow it to set) and is the perfect light ending to a heavy holiday meal.

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