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Filo, or phyllo, is a type of pastry used in Greece and the Near and Middle East, made in extremely thin, almost transparent sheets. It has become familiar in the West in dishes such as baklava, and in the last quarter of the twentieth century was increasingly incorporated into European cuisine. The term is a modification of modern Greek phyllon, ‘leaf’, hence ‘sheet of pastry’. In Turkey the pastry is known as yufka.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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