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Posted June 4, 2011
A Journey Into Greek Food and Culture
This is a cookbook that is also a journey into Greek culture with many beautiful photographs along with the author's personal anecdotes about the food and celebrations of the region.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Authentic Greek recipes are included for appetizers, soups, main dishes, breads, salads, and desserts. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the recipes weren't as complicated as I thought they would be and with a few exceptions contain ingredients that can be found in larger grocery stores. The exceptions (for me) are the five recipes that use octopus, squid, or rabbit; ingredients that my local grocery store doesn't typically stock. There are also several recipes for lamb which may be easier to find but tends to be more seasonal in my area.
I've tagged several recipes to try such as Fried Tomato Fritters, Baked Feta Cheese, Olive Bread, and Baked Fish With Tomato. I did make the Yiaourtopita (yogurt cake), a simple, moist cake made with Greek yogurt that pairs well with any kind of fruit for a light dessert.
While this cookbook probably won't be my go-to source for everyday cooking, it does inspire me to try some new dishes from an ethnic cuisine I'm not familiar with.
I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.