My Greek Table: Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours
Diane Kochilas is one of the best-known authorities on Greek cuisine. Her new hit public television series 'My Greek Table' focuses on Diane's passion: the cooking of Greece where she's lived for the last quarter century. My Greek Table features Greek home cooking, both classic and modern, from every part of the country. The food is delicious, healthy and apt to create a raucously happy dinner, just like the ones Diane enjoys with her family when they sit down at her table. Chapters focus on salads, meze, vegetables, soup, grains, savoury pies, meat, fish and sweets while opening out to look at the varied regions of Greece, their iconic dishes, and new twists on time-honored recipes. In My Greek Table, you'll find recipes like pan-seared olives and oranges on grilled bread, a wild mushroom stew called spetzofai, feta baked in filo with spiced honey and caraway, a savory eggplant pie from the Jewish kitchens of Salonika, chicken baked with tomatoes and cubes of Kefalotyri cheese from Corfu, artichoke bread pudding, baklava oatmeal and one of Diane's Greek twists on an English classic dessert - My Big Fat Greek Mess. Illustrated throughout with color photographs that feature both the food and the country, My Greek Table is another great Greek cookbook from Diane Kochilas.