Greece: The Cookbook by Phaidon

Greece: The Cookbook is the first truly comprehensive bible of Greek food in English. Greek cuisine 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 the book also includes information on regional specialties, local ingredients and the religious and historical significance of the dishes.

About the author:

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.

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