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Sep 29, 2008 07:58 AM

Recommendation for Greek cookbook?

I'm getting into a Greek cooking phase (or rather, I love to eat Greek food and would love to cook it). Since the recent COTM (Glorious Foods of Greece/Diane Cochilas) didn't seem to have good results for the cooks involved, does anyone have any other recommendation for a cookbook with great Greek recipes?


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  1. I saw one at costco the other day, I was browsing the entire book and it seemed really nice. There aren't many reviews online about it because upon researching it seems more popular in the UK and australia.
    It's called:

    1. Hey Rafie - The Complete Book of Greek Cooking (Paperback)
      by St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church (Author) is GREAT. One of my best friends growing up was greek, and her mom approved this book, so consider it the real deal. I've cooked quite a few things from it over the years, and its almost as good as my old friend's mom's cooking.

      1. I have been cooking from The Periyali Cookbook for years, and absolutely love it. Appears to be out of print, but there are 16 used copies available on Amazon.

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        1. I very much like Rosemary Barron's first book , Flavors of Greece. the recipes I have used are well written and produce delicious food.

          Paula Wolferts Grains and Greens and Eastern Med books also have some wonderful greek recipes.

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          1. re: jen kalb

            ps - maybe Ill get kicked for this but IMO the Barron book and some of the others are preferable to the St. Paul's Orthodox book if you want to get past the the somewhat bland food we expect in Greek American kitchens - with more of the ingredients that have become increasingly available over time, from preserved lemons, to capers, purslane and other bitter greens. I think that the church book delivers the basic dishes well, but if you want more you can do better.

          2. Culinaria Greece : Greek Specialties, Editor: Marianthi Milona. This book is great because it includes information about specialties of each region and their origins, as well as tips and techniques for cooking.