Pros: Love the history of each dish
Cons: Would love some illustrations.
Contrary to popular belief, Greek cooking is more than just onions, garlic, and olive oil. In The Food and Wine of Greece, Diane Kochilas does a wonderful job of revealing the richness of Greek cooking. Kochilas lovingly talks about each region and the culinary specialties indigenous to them. Kochilas has spent over 15 years living and traveling in Greece. In that time she has gathered a diverse collection of regional Greek recipes that are easy to read and prepare (even if you aren't Greek). As an added bonus, she offers a wine recommendation (Greek, of course) for each dish. If you have never tried your hand at Greek cooking then this is the book for you. It is both inexpensive and fun...(read more)