Food from Many Greek Kitchens by Tessa Kiros

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  • Spinach pies (Spanokopita)

    • tgirlza on May 13, 2014

      Made as one large pie and worked perfectly. Also had only freeze-dried dill, and tasted fine. Would use again in a pinch.

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  • PBS

    While it’s beautifully put together — the color palette is based on the colors of the ocean...I would have traded in about half of the beauty for a recognizable organizing principle.

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  • Pen and Fork

    There are as many mesmerizing slice of life/travelogue photographs as recipe photos. Even the food shots have wonderfully distracting backgrounds or objects accompanying them.

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  • Los Angeles Times by Jenn Garbee

    ...this is an authentic, traditional, and gorgeous Greek cookbook.

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  • ISBN 10 1449406521
  • ISBN 13 9781449406523
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  • Published Jun 14 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 336
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Imprint Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Food, culture, celebration, and memory are inexorably tied together inside Tessa Kiros's Food from Many Greek Kitchens. As the follow-up to her best-selling Venezia and Falling Cloudberries, Food from Many Greek Kitchens explores Kiros's Greek-Cypriot heritage and takes readers on a colorful journey into the Greek kitchens of her friends and family as she catalogs the traditional foods for fasting, festivals, and feast days.

Recipes like Vassilopitta New Year Wish Cake, Lamb in a Flowerpot with Dill and Red Wine, Yamopilafo Wedding Rice, and Easter Soup are accompanied by short introductions that explain each dish's cultural significance. In addition, lavish full-color photographs take readers on a tour from the local Mediterranean fishmongers and markets into Greek family homes and kitchens to experience the best in authentic Greek cooking.

With a glossary and more than 200 classically prepared Greek recipes, Food from Many Greek Kitchens adds a greater depth of flavor to each dish through Kiros's warm anecdotal introductions like the following passage for Vassilopitta:

"In Greece, everyone has a vassilopitta (cake) at New Year. The wonderful thing about this cake is that a flouri (coin) is added before baking. If you're lucky to get the piece with the coin, you'll be blessed for the year. Don't you love that sense of celebration the Greeks have?" --Food from Many Greek Kitchens

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