This companion piece to Diane Kochilas’ Public Television show of the same name is a celebration of Greek home cooking. My Greek Table is Kochilas’ ninth Greek cookbook; however, this volume carries a very personal touch, as if to welcome you into Kochilas’ own home.
The recipes do what Greek food does exceptionally well–to make you feel as equally healthful as indulgent in decadence. Try resisting the whole wheat baklava muffins for breakfast, but redeem yourself in the chapters on “dips” and mezze plates, which inspire healthy everyday snack options and light party fare that deviate from the American norm. Twelve salad recipes showcase fresh vegetables without ever hiding them behind heavy dressings or garnishes. And when the time comes to indulge again, the spanakopita grilled cheese and sloppy yianni in the bread chapter blend beautifully Kochilas’ American and Greek heritage in delicious recipes that are sure to please just about anyone. The chapter dedicated to savory pies is certainly not to be missed either.
Hardcover. Color photography throughout.