It's All Greek to Me Cookbook Review
|It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes
|January 9, 2018, BenBella Books
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|$29.95 Hardcover, $21.95 Paperback, $12.99 Kindle
Greek food has become very trendy lately, and for those who want to try it, Debbie Matenopoulos has written an excellent cookbook, It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes. This delightful cookbook includes all of the standard popular Greek dishes, and also features dozens of recipes that are less well-known.
There are beautiful photographs of most of the dishes, as well as some photos of Greece. The author also includes stories about the food and about Greece, which make the book an entertaining read as well as a cookbook.
Not only are the recipes succinct and easy-to-follow, but Matenopoulos has included the pronunciation of the Greek recipe names as well as the English names. It really helps, since those of us who aren’t Greek have trouble pronouncing Greek words. The recipes are tempting enough that many may decide to prepare Greek meals for an entire month or two. Favorites include Keftethes (kef-TEH-thes) Greek Hamburger Patties, Lahanosalata (la-ha-NOH-sah-lah-TAH) Cabbage and Carrot Salad (served this as a side dish at a family BBQ with raves), Youvarlakia Avgolemono (yoo-var-LAH-kee-ah ah-VGHO-leh-moh-noh) Greek Meatball Soup, and Lemonates Patates (leh-moh-NAH-tehs pah-tah-TES) Lemon Potatoes.
The book includes decadent desserts, appetizers that real people will want to eat, vegetarian dishes, and plenty of soups and salads. So far, every recipe has turned out picture perfect.
If you love reading about Greek food, this is a good cookbook. If you love cooking Greek Food, this is a must-have, excellent cookbook.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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