The bible of traditional Greek cuisine.
Vefa's Kitchen is the definitive work on the rich and fascinating cooking of modern Greece.
Vefa's Kitchen is the first truly comprehensive bible of Greek food in English. Rapidly increasing in popularity, Greek cuisine is simple to prepare, healthy and delicious, and, more than most other cuisines, bears all the hallmarks of the rich cultural history of the land and sea from which it is drawn.
It is the original Mediterranean cuisine, where olive oil, figs, grapes, garlic, bread, wine and cheese have been staples since the beginnings of Western civilization.
With over 650 simple recipes by Vefa Alexiadou, the authoritative grand dame of Greek cookery, the book includes information on regional specialities, local ingredients and the religious and historical significance of the dishes, and is illustrated with 200 colour photographs.
Size: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Pages: 704 pp
Illustrations: 230 illustrations
Lovely and well written… Phaidon has produced the authoritative tome on Greek cookery.
- The Bookseller
The book's a stunner, beautifully designed, and should give hours of pleasure of page-flicking joy and cooking pleasure to anyone who appreciates real Greek food.
- Time Out
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.
Contents and sections:
Basic Recipes and Sauces
Legumes (Pulses) and Rice
Beef, Veal, and Ground (Minced) Meat
Candies (Sweeets) and Preserves
Menus from Celebrated Greek Chefs