Cookbook Giveaway - Greece - The Cookbook

Greece - The Cookbook by Vefa Alexiadou is a reissue of the popular author's Vefa's Kitchen. If you wish to order this title, please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

For more information on this cookbook, please see our review post which shares a recipe for Almond Pastry Triangles.

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 7th, 2017



  • Kristjudy  on  5/4/2017 at 10:06 AM

    Shrimp saganaki

  • flossy1  on  5/4/2017 at 10:10 AM

    Potato-garlic sauce, island style (Aliada, skordalia nisiotiki)

  • mwaters  on  5/4/2017 at 10:11 AM

    Ground [minced] meat croquettes from Asia Minor (Keftedes politiki)

  • sir_ken_g  on  5/4/2017 at 10:17 AM

    One of the lamb recipes

  • matag  on  5/4/2017 at 11:09 AM

    Cheese pastitsio

  • sipa  on  5/4/2017 at 11:47 AM

    Shrimp [prawn] and eggplant [aubergine] rolls (Bourekakia melitzanas me garides)

  • sabrina7  on  5/4/2017 at 12:29 PM

    The soup dishes!

  • Titch  on  5/4/2017 at 1:26 PM

    I struggle with some of the basic things you can make so I would love to try the Puff pastry dough

  • RNJessicaK  on  5/4/2017 at 1:48 PM

    Tangerine Bon Bons!

  • lgroom  on  5/4/2017 at 2:06 PM

    Cheese stuffed artichokes would be my first choice.

  • heyjude  on  5/4/2017 at 2:54 PM

    Egg-lemon sauce

  • lauriesk  on  5/4/2017 at 2:58 PM

    The first recipe I would try would be the easy marinade.

  • joneshayley  on  5/4/2017 at 4:09 PM

    Meat rolls with garlic would be first on my list!

  • AGENT99  on  5/4/2017 at 5:20 PM

    Kataifi pastry and cheese rolls!

  • j_h  on  5/4/2017 at 5:44 PM

    I'm in the love coriander camp, so I think I'd try Chicken meatballs with cilantro (Keftedakia kotopoulou me koliandro) first.

  • gjwatts  on  5/4/2017 at 5:48 PM

    Lamb baked with orzo!

  • thecharlah  on  5/4/2017 at 7:23 PM

    The Walnut garlic sauce (Skordalia me karidia) sounds great.

  • WideAngleMind  on  5/4/2017 at 7:33 PM

    I need to learn the Basic Tomato Sauce!

  • tapeitzman  on  5/4/2017 at 7:35 PM

    Mussel fritters

  • jlemoine  on  5/4/2017 at 8:07 PM

    The chicken casserole with orzo

  • jezpurr  on  5/4/2017 at 11:57 PM

    Alot of the recipes look interesting!!!^_^ Not sure which I'd like to try first!!!^_^

  • FireRunner2379  on  5/5/2017 at 4:51 AM

    I would like to try the author's rendition of Baklava!

  • lhudson  on  5/5/2017 at 6:30 AM

    Zucchini Fritters

  • Lem9579  on  5/5/2017 at 7:10 AM

    This looks like a treasure of a book!

  • vickster  on  5/5/2017 at 7:28 AM

    Lamb Magiritsa sounds enticing. I love lamb!

  • Siegal  on  5/5/2017 at 10:58 AM

    I want to make the kataifi pastry and cheese rolls! Never made it myself

  • lebarron2001  on  5/5/2017 at 3:51 PM

    Lentils with Lamb and Onion

  • RSW  on  5/5/2017 at 3:57 PM


  • ravensfan  on  5/5/2017 at 4:22 PM

    Fish roe fritters

  • sgump  on  5/5/2017 at 5:03 PM

    Where to start--with over 650 recipes?! Well, I'd try bride's pilaf (to pilafki tis nifis), since I love rice with nuts and raisins and warm spices.

  • kitchenclimbers  on  5/5/2017 at 5:36 PM

    Kataifi pastry and cheese rolls

  • tinaellen  on  5/5/2017 at 9:40 PM

    Lamb and orzo bake!

  • DarcyVaughn  on  5/5/2017 at 11:03 PM

    Giant beans with pastrami from Pontus (Gigantes me pastourma)

  • amandabeck  on  5/6/2017 at 9:01 AM

    Dakos (Cretan Rusk Salad)

  • Maaseelulu  on  5/6/2017 at 8:29 PM

    Cheese stuffed artichokes (Kardies aginaras gemistes me tiria).

  • JanScholl  on  5/6/2017 at 9:00 PM

    puff pastry dough-has to be better than store bough

  • mpdeb98  on  5/7/2017 at 10:40 AM

    Fried triangles

  • lozzle77  on  5/7/2017 at 11:10 AM

    Cheese pastitsio

  • kalex426  on  5/7/2017 at 12:46 PM

    Eggplant dip on PG 152

  • trudys_person  on  5/7/2017 at 1:52 PM

    Anthos Chocolate Mousse - the tahini in it intrigues me!

  • coyote  on  5/7/2017 at 1:53 PM

    The Spicy shellfish stew (Thalasina me pikadiki saltsa) (page 347)

  • bstewart  on  5/8/2017 at 12:40 AM

    Wow, any of the avgolemono variations -- my fave soup!

  • sarahawker  on  5/8/2017 at 8:25 AM

    Tomato fritters from Santorini (Domatokeftedes)

  • Karla123  on  5/8/2017 at 8:36 AM

    Gardener's salad, please, for the gardener in me.

  • skipeterson  on  5/8/2017 at 5:19 PM

    Wine-steamed mussels from Mykonos

  • hempowerment  on  5/9/2017 at 10:53 AM

    Shellfish stifado!

  • vinochic  on  5/9/2017 at 6:31 PM

    Lenten spaghetti with tahini. Interesting combo!

  • ktwalla  on  5/10/2017 at 5:12 PM

    Definitely the marzipan.

  • kelliwinter  on  5/11/2017 at 4:51 PM

    so many! Greek fisherman's soup peaks my interest today

  • Julia  on  5/12/2017 at 8:22 PM

    Mussel Fritters

  • Mrsheap  on  5/12/2017 at 8:38 PM

    the bakes cheese triangles

  • ldtrieb  on  5/12/2017 at 8:52 PM

    Shrimp casserole

  • bevie19  on  5/12/2017 at 10:00 PM

    I'm Greek and never heard of this so definitely want to try it! Pork sausages with chili sauce (Loukanika me kafteri saltsa)

  • t.t  on  5/13/2017 at 12:26 AM

    Phyllo dough

  • Purplepeepers  on  5/13/2017 at 12:50 AM

    Zucchini [courgette] fritters (Kolokithokeftedes)

  • poneill  on  5/13/2017 at 5:23 AM

    Grilled octopus from Evvoia (Oktapodi sta karvouna)

  • JenJoLa  on  5/13/2017 at 5:53 AM

    Garbanzo bean [chickpea] fritters (Revithokeftedes) sound delicious.

  • bdmltm  on  5/13/2017 at 6:59 AM

    They all look amazing, but I'm particularly interested in soups and dessert.

  • Ingridemery  on  5/13/2017 at 7:33 AM

    The shaved beet salad looks delicious!

  • Jo2217  on  5/13/2017 at 8:05 AM

    The spicy feta dip sounds like a great canapé for guests!

  • Lruge  on  5/13/2017 at 9:55 AM

    Greek village salad

  • sharifah  on  5/13/2017 at 10:30 AM


  • Globegal  on  5/13/2017 at 2:08 PM

    Tomato tart with whole roasted garlic cloves

  • Dmartin997  on  5/13/2017 at 7:00 PM

    Meat skewers from Asia Minor

  • Lafauvette  on  5/13/2017 at 7:07 PM


  • sequoia55  on  5/14/2017 at 1:13 AM

    shaved beet salad

  • Meginn2003  on  5/14/2017 at 8:04 AM

    Sun dried tomatoes

  • elizam  on  5/14/2017 at 8:50 PM

    anthos chocolate mousse because tahini ftw

  • barbs86uk  on  5/15/2017 at 4:08 AM

    Drunken pork!

  • helskitchenvt  on  5/15/2017 at 6:22 AM

    Puff pastry dough! A Greek baker friend of mine taught me phyllo dough from scratch, so now it's time for (hopefully easier) puff pastry.

  • Cattyb  on  5/15/2017 at 7:39 AM

    Eggplant and rice compared - this is the year I want to conquer compared of all sorts!

  • NikkiPixie  on  5/15/2017 at 10:17 AM

    Lamb magiritsa (Magiritsa horis entosthia)

  • leorabakes  on  5/15/2017 at 10:58 AM

    eggplant rolls with cheese

  • tarae1204  on  5/15/2017 at 9:30 PM

    So hard to choose. Lamb and orzo bake sounds like something I'd make often!

  • linmin  on  5/16/2017 at 9:38 AM

    Christmas Honey dipped Cookies - Melomakarona

  • RoseMGenuine  on  5/16/2017 at 12:55 PM

    Fried eggplants and zucchini. Two of my favorite vegetables.

  • mph993  on  5/16/2017 at 5:10 PM

    Braised Lamb Shanks

  • Katiefayhutson  on  5/17/2017 at 2:27 PM

    Omelet with fava beans and sausage from Cyprus

  • Maefleur  on  5/19/2017 at 4:48 PM

    Spicy shellfish giouvetsi

  • ChefYvonne  on  5/20/2017 at 12:11 AM

    I love that there are many vegan, vegetarian recipes to choose from.

  • Lyndaherman  on  5/20/2017 at 12:53 PM

    The shrimp and eggplant rolls

  • lpatterson412  on  5/21/2017 at 8:24 PM

    The yellow village bread sound like an interesting and good recipe!

  • kitchenfrolic  on  5/22/2017 at 6:37 PM

    Kataifi pastry and cheese rolls definitely sounds like something I would enjoy!

  • craigmitch  on  5/24/2017 at 11:08 PM

    Yogurt and mastic-braised neck of lamb with olive oil pomme puree

  • Leah50  on  5/25/2017 at 12:10 AM

    Zucchini fritters, fabulous.

  • Kelos  on  5/25/2017 at 3:39 AM

    I love Greek food, and I would love to make Stuffed vegetables (Lahanika gemista) as it's one of my favourites :)

  • emilydoyle  on  5/25/2017 at 3:43 AM

    The Tomato and Garlic Tart!

  • Agaillard  on  5/25/2017 at 4:08 AM

    I am kind of curious about the fried mussels, so would probably try that just to see what I come up with. The stuffed omelette with garlic crust is the one that makes my mouth water though!

  • BethanyMeira  on  5/25/2017 at 6:42 AM

    Cretan rusk salad

  • lkf7  on  5/25/2017 at 7:22 AM

    Drunken pork (Bekri meze) this sounds delicious!

  • MrsKK1962  on  5/25/2017 at 8:18 AM

    Phyllo dough - I've always wanted to know how to make my own.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  5/25/2017 at 12:16 PM

    I would like to make the Braised pork with leeks from Macedonia (Tigania me hirino ke prasa).

  • CC.cooks  on  5/25/2017 at 6:09 PM

    The tahini sauce recipient would be my first pick. It so much to choose from

  • zorra  on  5/25/2017 at 10:17 PM

    Bought this book for my sister last year, but she hasn't made the Custard Pastry for me yet, so I guess I'll have to try it myself. I believe it must be the one the Greek church festivals call "Galaktoboureko"

  • mfl  on  5/26/2017 at 9:11 AM

    marzipan. definitely.

  • Agent9t9  on  5/26/2017 at 12:04 PM

    Zucchini fritters

  • PennyG  on  5/26/2017 at 4:30 PM

    I LOVE Greek food. Mussel Pilaf sounds different.

  • juazella  on  5/26/2017 at 5:54 PM

    Baked mixed meat bundles (Gardoubakia)

  • juliafj  on  5/27/2017 at 2:58 AM


  • Racheal  on  5/27/2017 at 4:40 PM

    Shellfish in Phyllo Parcels

  • Akarbowiak  on  5/28/2017 at 8:12 PM

    Drunken pork

  • HomespunHouse  on  5/28/2017 at 11:43 PM

    Fried Olive bread sounds interesting

  • IvyRose  on  5/29/2017 at 2:11 AM

    Tomato fritters from Santorini, a great way to use up all the tomatoes from the Summer glut.

  • Microem1  on  5/29/2017 at 4:11 AM

    The chicken casserole with orzo xxx

  • RSW  on  5/30/2017 at 10:59 AM

    phyllo dough

  • Scotsman61  on  5/30/2017 at 6:41 PM

    Lamb Magiritsa

  • rchesser  on  6/2/2017 at 6:54 PM

    Phyllo dough, I am aching to try my hand and patience at making it!

  • TrishaCP  on  6/6/2017 at 8:31 AM

    So many choices. But probably the grilled stuffed squid.

  • Trace21  on  6/6/2017 at 6:51 PM

    Chicken Casserole with Orzo :) x

  • TRACY007  on  6/7/2017 at 6:14 AM

    Fried cheese balls sounds delicious. Everyone in our house loves cheese, so this would be something different to try.

  • cake17uk  on  6/7/2017 at 12:03 PM

    Peppers stuffed with feta (Piperies gemistes me feta) - sounds delicious!

  • fionajk42  on  6/7/2017 at 3:20 PM

    Lots of the recipes sound interesting but I'd probably start with one of the salads, maybe beet salad with garlic and yoghurt dressing

  • CosmicKaye  on  6/7/2017 at 3:54 PM

    Balinese chicken curry

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  6/7/2017 at 5:28 PM

    Easter bread with chocolate and almonds (Tsoureki me sokolata ke amigdala)

  • mwaters  on  6/8/2017 at 11:25 AM

    Baked cheese triangles (Tiropitakia)

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