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Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!: Main Dishes, Sides, Mezedes and Salads [Kindle Edition]

Ivy Liacopoulou
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Product Description

This e-cookbook is based on the cookbook in print under the same tile but now expanded with a collection of over 260 of the best traditional Greek-Cypriot recipes and is divided in two Volumes.

In Volume 1 you will find all the savory Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Mezedes & Salads and in Volume 2 you will find Breads, Pites (pies), snacks, almyra (savory pastries), traditional and modern Desserts, Glyka tou koutaliou (fruit preserves), marmelades (jams), drinks, etc.

Cypriot cuisine is shaped by the island's Mediterranean climate, geography, and history. The majority of its recipes are based on Greek cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet, which is one of the healthiest in the world, using fresh, wholesome ingredients.

Cyprus’s strategic location in the Eastern Mediterranean, situated between the crossroads of three continents, had brought to the island many conquerors and thus its cuisine has evolved into an amalgamation of diverse tastes and textures, with an unmistakable mark that makes it undeniably Cypriot.

The old traditional recipes have been revised and updated with a fresh, modern new look, a brief history of the recipe, clear instructions, useful tips and a mouth-watering picture for each recipe and step-by-step instructions with pictures, where necessary.

Mediterranean food is delicious, easy, inexpensive and, of course, healthy. Cypriots are Orthodox and almost half of the year is fasting period, so a lot of the recipes are nistisima (vegan).

In the cookbook you will find a lot of recipes, which reflect on the simplicity of the Mediterranean style of eating, ranging from the classic makaronia tou fourniou (pastitsio) and moussakas, sheftalia (crepinettes), ravioles (filled pasta), koupepia (dolmades), athoi gemistoi (stuffed courgette flowers), bourekia (turnovers), flaounes (cheese bread), kolokotes (pumpkin turnovers), daktyla (ladies fingers), loukoumia (delights), mahalepi (corn flour pudding), to more complicated recipes such as bombari (meat and rice sausages), zalatina (aspic), pastitsia (almond cookies), shiamishi (cream filled pastry), loukoumia tou gamou (wedding cakes) and more.

The author has included a small sample of her own recipes, always based on the traditional principles of the Mediterranean diet, such as louvanosalata, a dip with yellow split peas, galeos marinatos (marinated tope fish), vegetable millefeuilles, moussakas and pastitsio nistimo (vegan), sykotakia me lahanika (chicken giblets with vegetables), caramelized spiced dry fruit in wine etc.

The cookbook is not only addressed to the lovers of Greek food in general but is also a handbook to all the Greeks of "diaspora" who will not only get back to the simple hearty fare of their childhood by recreating the recipes of their ancestors but will also come closer to their culture and heritage.

The recipes are written both in the U.S. and the metric system and substitutes are given for any local ingredients used.

About the Author

Ivy Liacopoulou was born in Limassol, Cyprus. She lives in Athens, Greece with her husband and three children. She worked in the Airline industry for many years and had a bookstore for several years. After early retirement she decided to record the traditional recipes of her country, as a heritage to her children. The author is an experienced cook, being married for 30 years and cooking since she can remember herself as a child. She provides not only a brief history of the recipe, after a lot of research, but also clear instructions, lots of useful tips, some step by step photos to show how to prepare more complicated recipes and with lots of other mouthwatering pictures for each recipe. Ivy belongs to a new generation of home cooks who loves to experiment and create new recipes of her own. Her creativeness and passion for cooking are depicted in her blog, Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality. Ivy is inviting you in her kitchen (that is what kopiaste is all about), to share all her small secrets, behind hundreds of home-style recipes that have been part of her family's heritage for many years, where you will taste and scent the delectable, mouthwatering aromas of cinnamon, mint and blossom water, the predominant flavours of Cypriot cuisine.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3008 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ivy Liacopoulou; 2 edition (29 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071VHR20
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #320,001 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ivy Liacopoulou was born in Limassol, Cyprus. She lives in Athens, Greece with her husband and three children. She worked in the Airline industry for many years and had a bookstore for several years. After early retirement she decided to record the traditional recipes of her country, as a heritage to her children. The author is an experienced cook, being married for 30 years and cooking since she can remember herself as a child. She provides not only a brief history of the recipe, after a lot of research, but also clear instructions, lots of useful tips, some step by step photos to show how to prepare more complicated recipes and with lots of other mouthwatering pictures for each recipe. Ivy belongs to a new generation of home cooks who loves to experiment and create new recipes of her own. Her creativeness and passion for cooking are depicted in her blog, Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality. Ivy is inviting you in her kitchen (that is what kopiaste is all about), to share all her small secrets, behind hundreds of home-style recipes that have been part of her family's heritage for many years, where you will taste and scent the delectable, mouthwatering aromas of cinnamon, mint and blossom water, the predominant flavours of Cypriot cuisine.

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5.0 out of 5 stars a real taste of Cyprus! 14 Jan 2014
By Dean
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And great instruction. So difficult to find Cypriot recipes. I am so happy to have been recommended this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Cypriot, Greek or Mediterranean food.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 14 Dec 2013
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Great book for traditional Cypriot food. Recipes are very close to how my mom makes them and being Cypriot it has to be as close as for me to use.
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As I said, If you want to know how to cook the real food of Cyprus then look no further! This is a book that provides the recipes for some of the finest food. I also strongly recommend volume 2, and the paperback version. The recipes that I have used from the book have worked out very well, so Kopiaste!
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