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Vefa's Kitchen : The Bible of Traditional Greek Cuisine - Vefa Alexiadou

Vefa's Kitchen

The Bible of Traditional Greek Cuisine

By: Vefa Alexiadou, Edward Park (Photographer)


Published: 30th March 2009
For Ages: 13+ years old
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RRP $59.95

Vefa's Kitchen is the first truly comprehensive bible of Greek food in English. Rapidly increasing in popularity, Greek cuisine is simple to prepare, healthy and delicious, and, more than most other cuisines, bears all the hallmarks of the rich cultural history of the land and sea from which it is are drawn. It is the original Mediterranean cuisine, where olive oil, figs, grapes, garlic, bread, wine and cheese have been staples since the beginnings of Western civilization.

With over 1,000 simple recipes by Vefa Alexiadou, the authoritative grand dame of Greek cookery, the book includes information on regional specialities, local ingredients and the religious and historical significance of the dishes, and is illustrated with 200 colour photographs.

Vefa's Kitchen is the definitive work on the rich and fascinating cooking of modern Greece.

About the Author

Vefa Alexiadou is the leading authority on Greek cookery. A bestselling author of thirteen cookbooks in Greece, she also has her own television series and regularly writes articles for magazines and gives lectures and demonstrations on Greek recipes. She has served on the board of the Centre for the Preservation of Traditional Greek Gastronomy.


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Best Greek cook book ever!

By Sia

from Old bar nsw

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  • Authe
  • Authentic
  • Easy To Understand
  • Great Recipes
  • Informative
  • Quality Photos
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Becoming Inspired
    • Entertainment Ideas
    • Learning New Techniques
    • Reference
    • Trying New Dishes

    Comments about Vefa's Kitchen:

    Love this book! Recipes my great- grandmother used to make.

    Comment on this review

    'lovely and well written ... Phaidon has produced the authoritative tome on Greek cookery.' The Bookseller 'Greek cookbook writer, TV presenter and chef Vefa Alexiadou has collected hundreds of recipes from all over Greece' The Observer 'bulges with traditional recipes collected from all over Greece.' The Daily Telegraph magazine 'bound to become a contemporary classic ... will have you whipping up moussaka in no time.' Thomas Cook magazine 'the book's a stunner, beautifully designed, and should give hours of pleasure of page-flicking joy and cooking pleasure to anyone who appreciates real Greek food.' Time Out

    Introductory chapters on the history of Greek cuisine, the differences between regional cooking styles, descriptions of Greek ingredients such as herbs, cheeses and wines, and a detailed explanation of the many dishes associated with the Greek religious calendar. More than 700 recipes divided into chapters on mezedes, meat dishes, fish and shellfish, vegetables, cheese and dairy products, dips, filo pies, pulses, soups, sauces, breads and cookies, jams, sweets and cakes. Each chapter has an introduction with general cooking tips, preparation advice and further history of the dishes.

    ISBN: 9780714849294
    ISBN-10: 0714849294
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 13+ years old
    For Grades: 8+
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 704
    Published: 30th March 2009
    Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 19.5  x 5.7
    Weight (kg): 2.73
    Edition Number: 1