Greek food is delightfully interesting, full of flavor and fresh ingredients. If you are looking to learn how to cook Greek foods in your own kitchen, there are several Greek cookbooks to help you do so. Here are three of my favorite Greek food cookbooks.
The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago’s Greektown
Written by Camille Stagg The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago’s Greektown, offers just over forty great recipes from one of Chicago’s most popular Greek restaurants.
The recipe’s in the cookbook are an interesting collection of old world favorites and house specialties. Among the recipes you will find in The Parthenon Cookbook are roast leg of lamb, the restaurants famous braised eggplant, stuffed grape leaves, keftedes and zucchini with skordalia.
Also included in The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago’s Greektown is a look at the restaurant’s history, as well as a history of Chicago’s Greektown area from the 1960’s. The cookbook offers plenty of great full color photos, that will have readers both reminiscing and hungry.
Real Greek at Home: Dishes From the Heart of the Greek Kitchen
Written by famed chef Theodore Kyriakou and award winning restaurant writer Charles Campion Real Greek at Home: Dishes From the Heart of the Greek Kitchen is a must read for anyone who is wanting to cook Greek Food at home. Full of lush pictures, which were beautifully photographed by Jason Lowe, Real Greek at Home is much more than just a cookbook, with its Greek myths and touching anecdotes.
Real Greek at Home: Dishes From the Heart of the Greek Kitchen is aimed at readers with little to no background in cooking Greek foods. While the information in the cookbook is basic, the recipes are not. The recipes offer unique and interesting takes on typical Greek recipes.
Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialties
Written by Marianthi Milona Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialties wonderfully tells the story of Greece through its food. Often referred to as Greek Cooking for Dummies Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialties readers will enjoy learning the history behind each dish in the book, along with its cultural significance and how to prepare it. The photographs in the cookbook are beyond amazing.
Readers of Culinaria Greece: Greek Specialties will also be happy to find that the book includes several great reference tools that include indexes of the book’s dishes in both their American and Greek names.