Series: The International Cook Book
Hardcover: 248 pages
Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.; Revised edition (April 13, 1967)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #453,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #54 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > Greek #217 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > International #225 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > Mediterranean
Sophia Skoura's Greek Cook Book contains many of the staples of Greek cuisine in an easy, simple to follow format. The recipes are authentic and those I have prepared from the book are delicious, especially the eggplants imam baldi (eggplants stuffed with tomato, onion and garlic and slowly roasted while slatered in olive oil). A drawback for non-Greeks is the lack of recipes for tzatziki (yogurt-garlic sauce) and a typical Greek marinade for grilled fish and meats. However, no cookbook I own in Greek contains them either. I suppose most Greeks know how to prepare these things just from watching their mothers, and Skoura's book was originally written in Greek for use in Greek households. But since this book is an adaptation, even the very basics might have made a welcome addition. Overall, it is an excellent reference guide on the how-tos of Greek cooking, with a straightforward presentation and chock-full of delicious recipes.
I am a first generation Greek American. As a small child I remember my mother using a cookbook by Sophia Skoura which was written entirely in Greek. When I found this book translated into English I was thrilled!!! I've owned it for 13 years and have used it so much that it's worn out. I'm purchasing another today and buying an extra copy for my daughter to have when she grows up. I can't say enough good things about this book. It's has very traditional recipes that are easy to follow. You won't be disappointed!
I have had this cookbook for years and made many recipes out of it. They all turned out great! I highly recommend this book if you want to make Greek food.
This book was disappointing because it calls for ingredients that are not available where I live. Otherwise it seems to be a real Greek cookbook, which is what I was looking for. I wish this author would adapt her recipes for small towns in the USA and write another book.
JUST like my mum's cooking. She has the Greek version of this and I was tickled pink to find it translated for future generations. You can't go wrong with this book. YIASOU and OPA AND KALI OREXI (salute and yihhhaaaa and Bon Appetite). Thumbs Up
I ordered one copy for myself, and 2 more as gifts. Used. I ordered Good+ used copies, all were priced at USD .01, and with $3.99 shipping ended up at $4.00. Bargains.This is the cookbook Greek mothers recommend for their kids to use. Its what my mom bought my sisters, and I lent my copy out years ago, and finally replaced it.Take it from someone whose mother's maiden name has 6 consonants and 8 vowels, born in Athens, nearest stop Kifissia.
I am also first generation Greek - American and I know how authentic Greek food is supposed to taste...I have made MANY things in this cookbook and they are all AMAZING!!!! It is very easy to follow...and yes it would be nice to have pictures, especially if you have no idea what the foods are supposed to look like, BUT it is still a very authentic cookbook!!! I recommend it to anyone and everyone!!!
I am an avid cook of international foods and love to have a theme for all my dinner parties and gatherings with family and friends.I was stuck on the greek theme for several months...All the receipes were...Delectable Culinary Nervana!
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