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Greek Cookery Bible,
This review is from: Vefa's Kitchen (Hardcover)Having lived in Greece for a few years and eating Greek food everyday, I was looking to buy a recipe book so that I could recreate some mouthwatering Greek dishes at home. That is exactly what I am able to do with 'Vefa's Kitchen'.
This book has an introduction detailing the different regions of Greece and the food specialities that can be found in these areas. The whole book is divided in to sections (mezedes, vegetables, fish, pasta, meat, bread, biscuits, cakes etc.) comprising of clear and simple, easy to understand recipes. All the well known and loved Greek dishes are in here (moussaka, stuffed vegetables, beef stifado, baklava, halva etc.) plus many many more. All recipes are given with exact cooking temperatures and the ingredients are also given in exact amounts, unlike some greek cookery books which I have had in the past where ingredients are given in handfuls instead of amounts!!
There are colour photographs inside with typical scenes of Greece aswell as some of the various dishes contained within the book.
Recipe notes at the back of the book aswell as a glossary add to the 'easy to use' nature of this book.
I would really recommend this book to anyone who loves cooking and Greek food, either to give as a gift or to have at home as a great kitchen companion.