Food and Wine of Greece
The Food and Wine of Greece cookbook presents more than 300 classic and modern dishes from the mainland and islands of Greece.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 354 pages.
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Author: Diane Kochilas
Description: Greece and its many islands are rich with traditional and regional culinary dishes that go far beyond the standard fare of moussaka and spinach pie. To gather these special recipes and the culture that surrounds them, Diane Kochilas traveled extensively in Greece and lived in Athens during the final year of testing and writing. From home cooks and professional chefs she coaxed a wonderful array of authentic recipes to augment her own creations, adapting where necessary to make them accessible to modern cooks with modern ingredients.
This tantalizing collection of recipes covers all aspects of Greek cuisine and pays tribute to the history and tradition, the folklore and culture that surround each dish. Each chapter -- from olives and bread, to appetizers, stews and savory pies, fish, poultry, meat, eggs, grains, vegetables, and sweets -- is filled with detail on the ancient, religious, and folkloric origins of various dishes. Basic preparations, such as those for phyllo, avgolemono, and grilling of fish and game, are covered, as are regional variations and local specialties, secrets of village home cooks, and guidelines on how to serve the foods in typical Greek fashion. Also included is a helpful guide on where and how to obtain Greek specialty items by mail.
In her recipes and text, Diane Kochilas has captured the heart and spirit of Greek cooking. Her book is a celebration of a cuisine and a people whose love of good food extends from their passion for garden and farm freshness, to their pride in the cook's art of preparation, both simple and complex, to their love of entertaining and sharing of bread and wine, food and friendship. For the food lover, The Food and Wine of Greece offers a feast of information and a wealth of delectable, authentic dishes that will warm both body and soul.
Condition: Good condition.