The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean

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  • Stretching from the shores of Turkey to the Ionian Sea east of Italy, the Greek islands have been the crossroads of the Mediterranean since the time of Homer. Over the centuries, Phoenicians, Athenians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Ottoman Turks, and Italians have ruled the islands, putting their distinctive stamp on the food. Aglaia Kremezi, a frequent contributor to GOURMET and an international authority on Greek food, spent the past eight years collecting the fresh, uncomplicated recipes of the local women, as well as of fishermen, bakers, and farmers. Like all Mediterranean food, these dishes are light and healthful, simple but never plain, and make extensive use of seasonal produce, fresh herbs, and fish. Passed from generation to generation by word of mouth, most have never before been written down. All translate easily to the American home kitchen: Tomato Patties from Santorini; Spaghetti with Lobster from Kithira; Braised Lamb with Artichokes from Chios; Greens and Potato Stew from Crete; Spinach, Leek, and Fennel Pie from Skopelos; Rolled Baklava from Kos. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of the islanders preparing their specialties and filled with stories of island history and customs, THE FOODS OF THE GREEK ISLANDS is for all cooks and travelers who want to experience this diverse and deeply rooted cuisine firsthand.
  • Author:
    Aglaia Kremezi
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.59495
    EAN:
    9780395982112
    ISBN:
    0395982111
    Label:
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $40.00
    Manufacturer:
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    312
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2000-11-14
    Publisher:
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Studio:
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Title:
    The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
    UPC:
    046442982115

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