My Greek Table

Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours


Author: Diane Kochilas

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250166381

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

View: 395

Celebrity chef and award-winning cookbook author Diane Kochilas presents a companion to her Public Television cooking-travel series with this lavishly photographed volume of classic and contemporary cuisine in My Greek Table: Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours. Inspired by her travels and family gatherings, the recipes and stories Diane Kochilas shares in My Greek Table celebrate the variety of food and the culture of Greece. Her Mediterranean meals, crafted from natural ingredients and prepared in the region’s traditional styles—as well as innovative updates to classic favorites—cover a diverse range of appetizers, main courses, and desserts to create raucously happy feasts, just like the ones Diane enjoys with her family when they sit down at her table. Perfect for home cooks, these recipes are easy-to-make so you can add Greece’s delicious dishes to your culinary repertoire. With simple-to-follow instructions for salads, meze, vegetables, soup, grains, savory pies, meat, fish, and sweets, you’ll soon be serving iconic fare and new twists on time-honored recipes on your own Greek table for family and friends, including: — Kale, Apple, and Feta Salad — Baklava Oatmeal — Avocado-Tahini Spread — Baked Chicken Keftedes — Retro Feta-Stuffed Grilled Calamari — Portobello Mushroom Gyro — Quinoa Spanakorizo — Quick Pastitsio Ravioli — Aegean Island Stuffed Lamb — My Big Fat Greek Mess—a dessert of meringues, Greek sweets, toasted almonds and tangy yogurt Illustrated throughout with color photographs featuring both the food and the country, My Greek Table is a cultural delicacy for cooks and foodies alike.

Tonia's Greek Kitchen


Author: Tonia Buxton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908337009

Category: Cooking, Greek

Page: 192

View: 7637

Tonia Buxton has visited many different sun-drenched locations throughout Greece and Cyprus to film her TV series. This book collects over 100 recipes from the series - originally sourced from her grandmothers, mother, aunts and cousins - from tempting meze to mouthwatering mains and wicked desserts.

Recipes from My Greek Kitchen

Simple Seasonal Food from Greece and the Islands, with 320 Photographs


Author: Rena Salaman

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9781903141984

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 4105

Theses are simple seasonal food from Greece and the islands, with 320 photographs. Authentic, uncomplicated dishes that are enticing, healthy and delicious - this is seasonal Greek cooking at its simplest and best. Rena Salaman's glorious collection of evocative recipes will inspire and delight every cook. The recipes are divided into seasons, with useful information about specific ingredients and tips on how to prepare them. You can try fresh-tasting Spring Lamb Casserole with Fresh Peas, summery Sun-ripened Tomato and Feta Salad with Purslane, Baked Tuna with Golden Brown Potatoes in autumn, or warming winter Pork with Chickpeas and Orange. 75 recipes are shown in 320 specially commissioned pictures by leading food photographer Martin Brigdale. Greek cooks make wonderful use of the abundance of seasonal ingredients, and quality produce is at the heart of this rich and varied cuisine. This sumptuous book presents traditional recipes from mainland Greece and the islands, and includes essential information about popular ingredients, such as vine leaves, okra and kefalotyri cheese. The glorious recipes, peppered with fascinating anecdotes and helpful tips, include Potato and Feta Salad, Grilled Swordfish Skewers, Baked Fish in the Style of Spetse, Veal Escalopes from Corfu, and the unusual Squid with Spinach from Crete. This book will provide inspirational ideas for healthy, tasty meals.


Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die


Author: Diane Kochilas

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623362962

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 7541

The remote and lush island of Ikaria in the northeastern Aegean is home to one of the longest-living populations on the planet, making it a "blue zone." Much of this has been attributed to Ikaria's stress-free lifestyle and Mediterranean diet--daily naps, frequent sex, a little fish and meat, free-flowing wine, mindless exercise like walking and gardening, hyper-local food, strong friendships, and a deep-rooted disregard for the clock. No one knows the Ikarian lifestyle better than Chef Diane Kochilas, who has spent much of her life on the island. Part cookbook, part travelogue, Kochilas's Ikaria is an introduction to the food-as-life philosophy and a culinary journey through luscious recipes, gorgeous photography, and captivating stories from locals. Capturing the true spirit of the island, Kochilas explains the importance of shared food, the health benefits of raw and cooked salads, the bean dishes that are passed down through generations, the greens and herbal teas that are used in the kitchen and in the teapot as "medicine," and the nutritional wisdom inherent in the ingredients and recipes that have kept Ikarians healthy for so long. Ikaria is more than a cookbook. It's a portrait of the people who have achieved what so many of us yearn for: a fuller, more meaningful and joyful life, lived simply and nourished on real, delicious, seasonal foods that you can access anywhere.

Under the Olive Tree

Recipes from my Greek kitchen


Author: Irini Tzortzoglou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472271882

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 2661

Under the Olive Tree is a stunning and user-friendly collection of Greek family recipes from Irini Tzortzoglou, the reigning champion of Masterchef UK. Including accessible, everyday dishes for the home cook, as well as an entertaining section full of Irini's tips and tricks for when you have a little more time or want to impress. Not only is Irini a fabulous cook, but she is a great teacher who cannot wait to show readers the beloved recipes of her homeland. With over 80 recipes, from breakfasts to quick dinners via salads full of sunshine, and on to feasting for Christmas, Easter and dinner parties, this cookbook is Irini's celebration of Greece. 'These recipes represent me as a cook and diner in that I like to experiment a little in putting flavours together, mixing classic combinations with my own touches.' Recipes include: Chickpea and cumin fritters with a lemon and coriander yoghurt dip Cured salmon with star anise, yoghurt and ouzo cream, cucumber and fennel salad Aubergine filled with bulgar, sultanas, sundried tomatoes and pine nuts Griddled courgette with crumbled feta, preserved lemons, toasted walnuts with a mint and lemon dressing Pan-fried sea bass on a herbed tomato sauce with minted courgettes, olive tapenade and crispy shallots Slow-roasted lamb with herbs, lemon, mustard and honey Quick plum jam and cinnamon tart

Cooking with Loula

Greek Recipes from My Family to Yours


Author: Alexandra Stratou

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657095

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 7876

Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by Epicurious In Cooking with Loula, Alexandra Stratou invites readers into her Greek family’s kitchen, revealing their annual traditions and bringing their recipes to life—with touching remembrances of Kyria Loula (Kyria means “Mrs.” in Greek), the woman who cooked for three generations of Stratou’s family and who taught her that the secret ingredient in any beloved dish is the spirit the cook brings with her to the kitchen. Many classic dishes are represented here, such as pastitsio and dolmades, as well as inventive, unconventional creations such as a green salad with avocado, apple, and Dijon mustard and a spinach gnocchi in which feta cheese appears alongside Gorgonzola. The nearly 100 recipes are all hearty and unfussy, and organized the way real home cooks think, with chapters for simple, healthful weekday dishes; more languorous Sunday meals; and traditional holiday fare. With hundreds of mouthwatering photographs and whimsical illustrations, this book is truly a gem.


The Greek American Family Cookbook


Author: Georgia Sarianides

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781931868730

Category: Cooking

Page: 297

View: 5679

Popular cable TV chef Georgia Sarianides adapts healthy and delicious Old World Greek recipes to new American ingredients and lifestyles in a book that introduces the cuisine of Greece in a fun and engaging way. Approximately 175 recipes and cooking tips.

Modern Greek

170 Contemporary Recipes from the Mediterranean


Author: Andy Harris

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811834803

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 650

Delicious and healthful and redolent of the flavors of the Mediterranean, it's no wonder that Greek food is so beloved. Offering 170 recipes, this delightful cookbook draws together ingredients from the everyday Greek kitchen, all readily available. Beautifully photographed, "Modern Greek" reveals this much-favored cuisine in a fresh and contemporary light.

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island


Author: David E. Sutton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520959302

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 9619

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen explores how cooking skills, practices, and knowledge on the island of Kalymnos are reinforced or transformed by contemporary events. Based on more than twenty years of research and the author’s videos of everyday cooking techniques, this rich ethnography treats the kitchen as an environment in which people pursue tasks, display expertise, and confront culturally defined risks. Kalymnian islanders, both women and men, use food as a way of evoking personal and collective memory, creating an elaborate discourse on ingredients, tastes, and recipes. Author David E. Sutton focuses on micropractices in the kitchen, such as the cutting of onions, the use of a can opener, and the rolling of phyllo dough, along with cultural changes, such as the rise of televised cooking shows, to reveal new perspectives on the anthropology of everyday living.

The Philosopher's Kitchen

Recipes from Ancient Greece and Rome for the Modern Cook


Author: Francine Segan

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9781400060993

Category: Cooking

Page: 250

View: 2876

Recreates the traditional dishes of the ancient Mediterranean for the modern-day kitchen, offering an array of culinary delights accompanied by historical sidebars and quotes.