It’s holiday time, and perhaps you’ve got someone on your mind that could use a Greek cookbook! If you aren’t passing over your own recipes this holiday season, perhaps the gift of someone else’s neatly compiled and refined recipes are better suited. The cookbooks listed below are all available on Amazon.com. Kali Orexi!
Greek Cooking for the Gods by Eva Zane: This book of recipes by Eva Zane is a classic, published circa 1970. Many times, if my mother wasn’t using family recipes, she was using this book. With four and a half out of five stars on Amazon, Zane’s book rates highly! The book is available for purchase in both hardcover and paperback.
The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean by Aglaia Kremezi: With critical acclaim and awards to her name, Aglaia Kremezi, her author bio on Amazon states that she won the Julia Child award for her very first cookbook in 1993 (The Foods of Greece). Kremezi also keeps up to date with her website, where you can find many recipes available online. The cookbook The Foods of the Greek Islands has four and a half stars on Amazon. The book is available in hardcover and paperback, along with digital version for Kindle. To visit Kremezi’s official website and learn more, visit: www.aglaiakremezi.com
Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook: Modern Mediterranean Recipes for Living the Good Life by Theo Stephan and Christina Xenos: For those that are proponents of health and sustainability, this is just the cookbook for you. Theo Stephan and Christina Xenos combine accessible and healthy ingredients into delectable and traditional Greek meals. Reviews have given this cookbook four and a half stars, and it is available in paperback and Kindle download.
How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking by Michael Psilakis and Barbara Kafka: Chef and Restaurateur Michael Psilakis has appeared on various cooking programs, including Iron Chef America and Psilakis was also prestigiously awarded a Michelin Star for his restaurant Anthos. Combining his talents with Best-Selling author Barbara Kafka, How to Roast a Lamb holds four and a half stars out of five on Amazon. Available in hardcover and for Kindle. For more information about Psilakis and his east coast restaurants, visit: michaelpsilakis.com
Vefa’s Kitchen by Vefa Alexiadou: Another classic, and staple on my family’s cookbook shelf… so perhaps many already know of this cookbook. However, it would be remiss not to mention it! Considered a leading authority with 13 bestselling cookbooks to her name, Vefa Alexiadou is the queen of Greek cuisine. This book is truly like an encyclopedia of Greek recipes, you name it, it’s in there. Amazon reviews show four and a half stars out of five. Available in hardcover.
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