Complete Greek Cookbook
This Complete Greek Cookbook is by Theresa Karas Yianilos is made up of Greek recipes of past and present. If you enjoy exploring Mediterranean cuisines, you'll love this cookbook with hundreds of delicious recipes.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 254 pages.
Publisher: Avenel Books
Author: Theresa Karas Yianilos
Description: The Complete Greek Cookbook contains the most comprehensive collection of Greek recipes ever published in this country, together with anecdotes and myths about their origins. The three hundred recipes reflect a simplified, modern approach to Greek cooking: step-by-step instructions; modified proportions of sugars, fats, and oil; the use of instant foods and spices where appropriate; tested short-cut methods; and the use of appliances.
Part 1, Cooking and Dining in Ancient Greece, traces the development of Greek cuisine from ancient times to the present. It has recipes recommended by Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Aristotle, and other early writers. Treat yourself to Spiced Wine Hippocrates next time you have a cold, or try Baked Fish Archestratus, from a cookbook more than twenty-two hundred years old.
Part 2, Cooking in Modern Greece, contains over three hundred recipes, with variations on each basic recipe. You will find many different kinds of Greek breads and koulourakia (cookies); you will learn to make filo, the paper-thin dough used in many entrees and appetizers as well as in such sweet pastries as the internationally famous baklava. You may prefer dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) or moussaka (lamb and eggplant-casserole), or avgholemono (a lemon and egg sauce that transforms ordinary chicken soup or boiled vegetables into extraordinary fare).
Each recipe is preceded by a delightful anecdote describing its origin or traditional use. Mrs. Yianilos has also included special sections on wines, herbs, and spices, and on traditional and religious foods, such as Church Bread and Greek Easter Soup. Among the special features are the recipe titles in both Greek and English, a table of equivalent measures and weights, typical Greek menus for every meal, suggestions for a Greek Party, and a section on where to buy Greek foods.
Condition: Fair condition. Cover has tears and creases.
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