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The food and wine of Greece
Kochilas, Diane.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's, [1990]

Physical Description:
xiii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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TX723.5.G8 K59 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
TX723.5.G8 K59 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Booklist Review

Finally, a comprehensive Greek cookbook! Diane Kochilas, food writer for the New York Times and Food & Wine magazine, presents 250 classic and modern dishes representative of mainland Greece and the islands. Beginning with an extensive look at wines and spirits and other beverages, the author turns her attention to appetizers--the small plates of food that usually accompany alcohol. Next is an array of main courses that are home based and largely dependent on the seasons. The book ends with recipes for sweets--confections, creams and puddings, spoon sweets and preserves, cakes and biscuits, honey-fried dough, and stuffed or rolled phyllo pastries. Recipes are often identified by regions, and most ingredients can be obtained by North American cooks. (Some exceptions might be lamb brains or stomach linings!) The cooking, like the country, is a lively mix of old and new, East and West. Menu suggestions, mail-order sources, a glossary of cooking terms, and a fine bibliography make this a source no active cooking collection will want to miss. To be indexed. ~--Iva Freeman

Library Journal Review

There are few good Greek cookbooks available; the Recipe Club of St. Paul's Complete Book of Greek Cooking ( LJ 4/15/90) is an exception and a useful basic introduction to the cuisine. Kochilas's more ambitious book includes background on the country and its customs, wine recommendations with each recipe, and informative headnotes on dishes as familiar as Baklava, as exotic as Snail and Bulgur Pilaf. For subject collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.