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In the next installment of CB Cooks, a series that brings our walk leaders into your home for a live cooking demonstration, Carolina Doriti, our Athens bureau chief, will be cooking dolmades avgolemono, stuffed grape leaves with avgolemono sauce. Her Instagram Live will run on Thursday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m. EDT (GMT-4).

If you want to cook along with Carolina, here are the ingredients you’ll need (although all are welcome to come watch, even if you’re not cooking):

For the dolmades:

40-50 grape leaves, fresh or in a jar
500 gr (1.1 lbs) minced beef (or half pork, half beef)
80 gr (a heaping 1/3 cup) white medium-grain rice
1 large onion, chopped
1 spring onion, chopped
3 full tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 full tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 full tablespoons chopped fresh dill
160 ml (2/3 cup) olive oil
50 ml (1/4 cup) lemon juice
Salt
Black pepper

For the avgolemono:

2 large eggs (or three small), separated and at room temperature
Juice from 1 1/2 lemon (around 90 ml)
2 tsp corn starch (optional)

You will need a large bowl, a small bowl, a large saucepan with a thick base, and a small saucepan.

To join the live video on Thursday, head to our Instagram account. When we’re live, the Culinary Backstreets profile picture will appear with a colorful ring around it and the word Live. Tap our profile picture to view the live video. When our live stream ends, the video will be available to watch on our Stories for 24 hours.

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