Author(s): Vefa Alexiadou
Greece: The Cookbook is the definitive work on the rich and fascinating cooking of modern Greece.
Greece: The Cookbook is the first truly comprehensive bible of Greek food in English. Rapidly increasing in popularity, Greek food is simple to prepare, healthy and delicious, and, more than most other cuisines, bears all the hallmarks of the rich cultural history of the land and sea from which it is drawn. It is the original Mediterranean cuisine, where olive oil, bread, wine, figs, grapes and cheese have been staples since the beginnings of Western civilization. With hundreds of simple recipes by Vefa Alexiadou, the authoritative grand dame of Greek cookery, the book also includes information on regional specialities, local ingredients and the religious and historical significance of the dishes, and is illustrated with 230 colour photographs. Greece: The Cookbook is the definitive work on the rich and fascinating cooking of modern Greece.
"Lovely and well written... Phaidon has produced the authoritative tome on Greek cookery."—The Bookseller
"Greek cookbook writer, TV presenter and chef Vefa Alexiadou has collected hundreds of recipes from all over Greece."—The Observer
"Bulges with traditional recipes collected from all over Greece."—The Daily Telegraph magazine
"Bound to become a contemporary classic... Will have you whipping up moussaka in no time."—Thomas Cook magazine
"The book's a stunner, beautifully designed, and should give hours of pleasure of page-flicking joy and cooking pleasure to anyone who appreciates real Greek food."—Time Out
"Kleftiko, Tzatziki, Baklava... We're salivating just thinking about all those Grecian culinary delights. Bring home some Mediterranean magic to your kitchen with the self-reported 'comprehensive bible of Greek food' penned by the veteran chef."—Living North (Yorkshire)
Vefa Alexiadou is the leading authority on Greek cookery. A bestselling author of thirteen cookbooks in Greece, she also has her own television series and regularly writes articles for magazines and gives lectures and demonstrations on Greek recipes. She has served on the board of the Centre for the Preservation of Traditional Greek Gastronomy.