vefa's kitchen : classic greek recipes

vefaskitchen This new masterpiece, Vefa's Kitchen, from Phaidon is rumored to be the bible of Greek cooking, covering every region, every course and every specialty dish imaginable. Vefa Alexiadou is a famed Greek chef who has published numerous cookbooks and hosts a television show on Greek cuisine.

I dined on Greek goodies from Astoria, Queens last night for dinner, under strict suggestion from a friend who told me to eat food that makes me happy in order to combat some back pain I'm having. Spanakopita, the other Advil.

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Vefa's Kitchen is available for purchase from Phaidon for $45.

But if you can't wait, there are four recipes online that are bound to make you happy -- Rice-Stuffed Grape LeavesBroiled Zucchini, Halloumi, and Lettuce SaladShrimp Casserole with Vegetables orMixed Lamb Skewers.