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Greek Food & Cooking

See also: Mideastern Food & Cooking

Selected Books

For additional titles browse the catalog under the subject Greek Cooking

Alexiadou, Vepha
Vefa's Kitchen
Vefa Alexiadou is Greece's most loved and respected home cook and author of thirteen best-selling cookbooks. Vefa's Kitchen is a 704 page Greek bible with over 800 simple and healthy recipes, including many vegetarian dishes and regional specialities. Phaidon is that wonderful publisher that brought us the Spanish 1080 Recipes and the Italian The Silver Spoon.
 
Barron, Rosemary.
Flavors of Greece
TX723.5.G8 B37 2004
Rosemary Barron, founder of one of Greece's foremost cooking schools, embarks on an exploration of the Greek kitchen via the markets--filled with glossy vegetables and lush fruits, sea-fresh fish and crumbly cheeses--and over 250 recipes for the culinary delights this intriguing country has to offer.
 
Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialties
This is the beautifully photographed coffee table book from the German publisher Konemann that tells about Greek food.
 
Harris, Andy
Modern Greek: 170 Contemporary Recipes from the Mediterranean
TX723.5.G74 H37 2002
Andy Harris is an Englishman who has spent much time in Greece ever since he was a kid. In this collection you will find old classics as well as interesting new (perhaps only to non-Greeks) recipes.
 
Hoffman, Susanna
The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking
TX723.5.G8 H64 2004
This very hefty book by a chef and anthropologist is a joy to peruse: when you get tired of reading recipes, you can switch to the side columns on the food and the country.
 
Kiros, Tessa
Food from Many Greek Kitchens
TX723.5.G8 K57 2011x
The photographs in this book are reason enough to page through it, not only shots of the dishes prepared but shots of Greek grocery shelves, food trucks, butcher shops, wine stores, small cafés and kitchens. The approach is a bit different, putting traditional dishes together, followed by fasting foods (for Lent), then Easter foods, and a few more topical chapters.
 
Kochilas, Diane
The Country Cooking of Greece
q TX723.5.G8 K588 2012x
Another wonderful volume from Kochilas with lovely photography of the foods, the countryside and the people, with lots of informative text on Greek herbs, greens, olives and other ingredients, and with introductions to every recipe that puts the dish in its context. Part of a Chronicle Books series that also includes The Country Cooking of France, The Country Cooking of Ireland and The Country Cooking of Italy.
 
Kochilas, Diane
The Glorious Foods of Greece: Traditional Recipes from the Islands, Cities, and Villages
TX723.5.G8 K595 2001
If you want to learn how they eat in Greece, in the past and present and in each region of the country, pick up this extensively researched volume, considered a landmark for Greek cookbooks in the U.S.
 
Kochilas, Diane
The Greek Vegetarian: More than 100 Recipes Inspired by the Traditional Dishes and Flavors of Greece
TX837.K63 1996
Greece is a vegetarian's delight, with many recipes using grains, greens, beans, eggplant and tomatoes.
 
Kochilas, Diane
Meze: Small Plates to Savor and Share from the Mediterranean Table
TX740.K635 2003
If you like tapas and antipasti, this is the Greek cookbook for you!
 
Kremezi, Aglaia
The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean
TX723.5.G8 K655 2000
Aglaia Kremezi, who won a Julia Child award for her Foods of Greece, concentrates this time on the uncomplicated food of the islands, with chapters on meze, savory pitas and pies, and seasonal salads as well as meats, seafoods, and bread.
 
Moore-Pastides, Patricia
Greek Revival: Cooking for Life
TX723.5.G8 M67 2010
Patricia Moore-Pastides is an accomplished cook and public-health professional and part of Columbia's Cooking, which focuses on making healthy living taste great.
 
Psilakis, Michael
How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking
TX723.5.G74 P75 2009
Psilakis, acclaimed chef and owner of New York City's Kefi and Anthos restaurants, grew up in Long Island with his Greek immigrant parents. The book tells of his life and his family, illustrated with recipes.
 
 

Web Sites

  • About.com: Greek Food
    Recipes, resources and articles about Greek food and cooking from Nancy Gaifyllia, a writer, interpreter, and translator who has lived in Greece for more than 30 years.
  • All About Greek Wine
    All About Greek Wine, a joint venture of twenty three of the most prestigious wineries of Greece, is dedicated to promoting top quality Greek wine in the North American market. Extensive information on the Greek wine sector, Greek family-owned wineries, wine regions, native Greek grape varieties, history of Greek wine, harvest reports, current events, press and media coverage.
  • eKathimerini: Gastronomy
    Kathimerini English Edition is a daily newspaper published in Athens and distributed with the International Herald Tribune in Greece and Cyprus. They have a wonderful section on food.
  • Epicurious: Greece Culinary Travel with Aglaia Kremezi
    "The award-winning cookbook author, journalist, and teacher shares her favorite culinary spots."
  • GreekCuisine.com
    Recipes, cookbooks, and restaurants. Includes many recipes arranged by course
  • Greek-Recipe.com
    Browse recipes by course, alphabetically, or search by term.
  • Matt Barrett's Travel Guides: A Guide to Greek Food
    All you need to know about Greek eating and cooking and maybe more... by Matt Barrett. Matt also writes a Greek travel guide.
    • Lesvos
    • Lesvos Ouzo
    • Sardeles Pastes
      "The snack of choice with ouzo is Sardeles Pastes. These are the sardines that have been caught that morning, salted on the boat and served that night."
 

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Last updated December 06, 2012