The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago's Greektown

The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago's Greektown

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by Camille Stagg
     
 

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This collection of terrific Greek recipes, from old favorites to unique house specialties, is also a tribute to the oldest restaurant in Chicago's fabled Greektown, a landmark innovator of legendary dishes like saganaki and the first gyros in Chicago. Filled with colorful history and lush photographs, the book features 40 of the restaurant’s most popular recipes

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This collection of terrific Greek recipes, from old favorites to unique house specialties, is also a tribute to the oldest restaurant in Chicago's fabled Greektown, a landmark innovator of legendary dishes like saganaki and the first gyros in Chicago. Filled with colorful history and lush photographs, the book features 40 of the restaurant’s most popular recipes from all courses, appetizers to desserts. They include Feta a la Soto, Marathon Salad with Shrimp, Moussaka, Sokolatina, and more. In addition, Greek wine pairings are included as well as full Greek dinner menus with tips for entertaining.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Reading the recipes—braised lamb with braised green beans (Liakouras' favorite meal), spinach cheese pie, pork souvlaki (or shish kebab), rice pudding—remind you how this particular brand of Mediterranean cuisine became so popular in the U.S. in the latter half of the 20th Century.”
—Emily Nunn, Chicago Tribune

“If you want a taste of the Mediterranean at home, check out the restaurant’s new cookbook, The Parthenon Cookbook.”
—Sherren Leigh, Today’s Chicago Woman

“The Parthenon, [has now] laid bare all their secrets, as well as created a big fat Greek party planner.”
North Shore magazine

“The Parthenon Cookbook is the perfect gift for anyone itching to try Mediterranean cooking in their own home."
Midwest Book Review

“The book is filled with both the colorful history of the restaurant, and contains more than 51 of Chef Sotiris’ sought after Mediterranean recipes”
—"Best of the Best Dining in Chicago" blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572846449
Publisher:
Agate
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Camille Stagg is a former food editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and the author of 14 other books on food and dining. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and an adjunct faculty member of the College of DuPage, and teaches private cooking classes in the Chicago area.

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The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago's Greektown 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KatherineNC More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the stories behind the recipes
Big_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Greektown restaurant and I just had to have it. I will be trying to recreate a few favorite in my kitchen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago