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5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Greece and Greek food you MUST buy this book!!!, 13 April 2009
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Crafty Minx (North Somerset, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Greece (Lonely Planet World Food) (Paperback)
I bought this book after a fabulous holiday on one of the Greek islands which left me craving more. Restaurants are fine but it's not possible to eat out all the time and besides I really wanted to cook at home, and to be able to recreate authentic recipes rather than the Anglicised versions so many cookbooks offer.

This is not a recipe book but a book about Greek culture, history, habits, traditions, ingredients, places and way of life. The recipes, though few, are truly Greek, with rich and sumptious flavours, but surprisingly the methods are not complicated and the ingredients are readily available, most of the necessities being available in the supermarket. The book explains all the ingredients in detail so that you have an understanding of varieties and uses of Greek staples like rice, olive oil and wine.

The recipes are only a small part of what makes this book so perfect though - when you read it the essence of Greece is there, distilled into a handy little paperback which you can take anywhere. If you are planning a trip to Greece it is packed with useful information for travellers, including a handy dictionary section and very useful phrases with a pronunciation guide. Like other Lonely Planet books this one seems to condense a whole culture into a little book. Take it on the bus on a grey rainy day and you will find yourself reaching your destination in a much sunnier mood!
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