Cookbook - Simply More Greek - Signed Copies - Ruth Bardis
Simply More Greek, Foods from the Garden, the Sea and the Bakery - Ruth Bardis
This book is exactly what the title says, Simply More Greek.
This is a unique compilation of simple to prepare, classical foods eaten mostly in villages, towns, and monasteries throughout Greece, based on fresh produce from the garden, seafood from the vast surrounding sea, and baked pies and sweets. There are no meat dishes in this book, however there is seafood.
Meat free meals are mostly consumed throughout the year in Greece due to the vast number of fasting days.
The meals chosen for this book are largely unfamiliar and absent from other Greek cookbooks. Such as pastitsio and stifado made with mushrooms, sardines wrapped in vine leaves, silver beet rolls stuffed with rice and herbs, stuffed onions with spices and pine nuts.
There are legumes with greens, seafood with raisins, octopus with honey, fresh salads and various dips. Baked breads such as feta cheese and fennel bread rings, greens, cheese and other variety of pies and different ways to make pastry. To end there is a selection of desserts such as rice pudding cake, apple cake with whiskey, pastry parcels with nuts, yogurt jelly cake, and plenty more.
This book has been wonderfully photographed with eye catching food pictures and places throughout Greece. This book is not only a cookbook but a coffee table book to also peruse away from the kitchen.
About the Author
Born in Australia to Greek parents. Passionate about traditional Greek cuisine. With strong ethnic heritage and love of nourishing food facilitated her switch from fashion designing to cooking, photography, and writing. With the addition of these skills she was inspired to write, photograph and document stories around the family table. Greek food, from a Greek heart!