Articles from gailkav

  1. Book review: Food from many Greek Kitchens by Tessa Kiros

    In Greece, food is much more than mere sustenance – it is an expression of the exuberant Greek character, as much a part of the culture and flavor of Greece as blue and white seascapes, twisting cobbled streets and the ‘wine dark sea’.

    Tessa Kiros’ sumptuous, gorgeously illustrated book reflects all of that, all those centuries of ‘Greekness’, brought together in recipes for baklava, honey cakes and galaktoboureko. Just thinking about these foods and their redolent, romantic names makes you...
  2. Book Review: Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller

    If you ever had the sneaking suspicion that the words ‘extra virgin’ on olive oil was a load of old cobblers, pat yourself on the back. Your consumer’s BS meter is working fine.

    I certainly feel more educated in consumer BS of all kinds after reading Tom Mueller’s Extra Virginity, about the marketing of olive oil and the somewhat liberal interpretation of the meaningless phrase ‘extra virgin’. Blatted about by enthusiastic celebrity chefs slurping olive oil over everything and pronouncing...
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