Prospero's Kitchen: Island Cooking of Greece

Prospero's Kitchen: Island Cooking of Greece

by Diana Farr Louis, June Marinos
     
 

Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and the other Ionian islands are home to one of the finest cuisines of the Mediterranean. The stomping ground of Captain Corelli and Lawrence Durrell, the Ionians have always held a particular, almost mystical, fascination for visitors, and, for many of the thousands who travel to the region each year, it is the special nature of Ionian

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Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and the other Ionian islands are home to one of the finest cuisines of the Mediterranean. The stomping ground of Captain Corelli and Lawrence Durrell, the Ionians have always held a particular, almost mystical, fascination for visitors, and, for many of the thousands who travel to the region each year, it is the special nature of Ionian cooking that forms an essential and unforgettable part of their experience. Together, the recipes in this book provide a unique and tantalizing taste of the variety of Ionian cuisine—from starters and snacks including the ever-popular meat and vegetable pies (pittes) and stuffed artichokes; to main courses such as Kythera-style fish and a unique chicken recipe from the village of Agalá in Zakynthos; and to desserts and sweets including Ithacan chocolate cake and Corfiot sweet potatoes.

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“An excellent collection highly recommended for expanding the boundaries of Greek cuisine.” -- Midwest Book Review

“Absolutely invaluable for cooks and travelers alike – there’s no better way to get to know the islands than through the foodways, no better guides than Diana and June. Terrific stories, great recipes.” -- Elisabeth Luard, author of European Peasant Cookery and European Festival Food

“Food culture tells you more about people and their land than any number of dry history books. For a joyously readable, delicious and invaluable introduction to the island, look no further than Prospero’s Kitchen. There...you will find an inspired blend of local textures, tastes, and smells, judiciously seasoned with folklore, historical snippets, and travelers’ tales.” – Philippa Davenport, author of Country Living, Country Cook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780761367
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,413,371
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.00(d)

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