A region-by-region Greek cookbook introduces readers to the diverse cuisine of this flavorful European country with a luscious collection of four hundred authentic traditional and contemporary recipes representing three thousand years of history, culture, and culinary lore.
I’ve had Diane Kochilas’ first book, The Food and Wine of Greece, for a good fifteen years and has been a trusted source of recipes as one can easily tell from all the food stains on its pages and a pot burn on the cover. I grew up in Greece and appreciated her reliable recipes that are also the real thing, I must have tried almost every recipe in the book. Her lentil soup was better than my mum’s and is now a staple in our diet. I have moved countries many times and this was the one cookbook I always took with me. In the years that passed I didn’t think I needed more on Greek cooking and instead I improved my French, Italian, Chinese, everything else, cuisine skills. It’s a fortunate coincidence that I am now in the States for a few months and left my trusty book behind so I thought I’d give her newer book, The Glorious Foods of Greece a try. I was in for a surprise! The recipes are spectacular, most of them I have never heard of before, and preparing the dishes is as simple and reliable as with the first book. It’s true that it is not exactly a beginner’s Greek cookbook, but for the standard dishes you can get her first book. If you like Greek food, you just need to get them both! This book is a work of love, both in the collection of recipes and in the informational introductions to regional cooking and the dishes. It also needs to be read with love as the layout is by region so it takes a little bit of work to decide what to pick. This is not a complaint, it is very pleasant work! Highly recommended.
wonderful. Great seller
- Title: The Glorious Foods of Greece: Traditional Recipes from the Islands, Cities, and Villages
- Autor: Diane Kochilas
- Publisher (Publication Date): William Morrow Cookbooks; 1 edition (April 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 0688154573
- ISBN-13: | 978-0688154578
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