The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking

The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking

Susanna Hoffman


This is the yr "It's Greek to me" turns into the chuffed solution to what is for dinner. My large fats Greek Wedding, the impending epic Troy, the 2004 summer season Olympics returning to Athens--and now, another cause to embody all issues Greek: The Olive and the Caper, Susanna Hoffman's 700-plus-page serendipity of recipes and adventure.

In Corfu, Ms. Hoffman and a taverna proprietor prepare dinner shrimp clean from the trap--and for us she bargains the boldly-flavored Shrimp with Fennel, eco-friendly Olives, purple Onion, and White Wine. She gathers wild vegetables and herbs with pals, inspiring substantial Beans with Thyme and Parsley, and box vegetables and Ouzo Pie. She learns the key to chewy nation bread from the baker on Santorini and interprets it for American kitchens. together with 325 recipes constructed in collaboration with Victoria clever (her co-author on The Well-Filled Tortilla Cookbook, with over 258,000 copies in print), The Olive and the Caper celebrates all issues Greek: bird Neo-Avgolemeno. Fall-off-the-bone Lamb Shanks pro with garlic, thyme, cinnamon and coriander. Siren-like chocolates, from world-renowned Baklava to uniquely Greek preserves: Rose Petal, Cherry and Grappa, Apricot and Metaxa.

In addition, it opens with a sixteen-page full-color part and has dozens of energetic essays through the book--about the origins of Greek nutrition, approximately village lifestyles, background, language, customs--making this a full of life event in interpreting in addition to cooking.

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