Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (October 31, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches
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LOVE_LOVE_LOVE this book!! It definitely scored BIG points for me! Recently, I began dating a gorgeous Greek man, whom I invited to dinner for the first time. It was also my first attempt at cooking Greek food which I love to eat in restaurants. I am Italian and mostly a vegetarian/healthy eater. Naturally, I am attracted to healthy Mediterranean food, which I always order in restaurants. I was excited to try some traditional Greek recipes myself once I saw this cookbook with all the stunning photos.There are so many beautiful dishes to try in this cookbook but, I finally decided to make the Traditional Moussaka as a main, the Greek Salad, and Tzatziki to go along with some appetizers. I wanted to impress... and impress I did!!I found a wonderful little known secret; a small Greek market in Hollywood, Florida called Hellas Imports. There I was able to buy traditional Greek products from Greece! The people there are so nice, cheerful and very helpful. A women named Georgia helped me. She was surprised that I had never tasted moussaka and was attempting to make it for the first time for someone new, and she was very supportive and enthusiastic. After reading the cookbook, I felt pretty confident that it would all be ok - wellll, I was hoping anyway!. Georgia helped me select the best Greek feta cheese and olives in brine, pita bread to season and grill, and baklava (I had no time to make the baklava recipe- but I intend to at some point). I also bought roasted Greek yellow peppers, roasted beats, capers and a very fine Greek olive oil. I thought it would be a perfectly delicious well planned meal. How could he not be impressed?The moment he walked in the door he said, "Wow, it smells like a Greek house in here". The best compliment ever!!
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