Here is the English edition of Vefa Alexiadou's spectacular collection of Greek specialities, which has served to revitalize this ancient cuisine for a whole new generation of cooks the world over. Here she invites you to her table laden with the tasty dishes of pulses, vegetables, fish, traditional, cheeses, and olive oil, key ingredients in the nutricius diet of the Eastern Mediterranean. These 300 authentic "life - tested" recipes have been adjusted to modern tastes without sacrificing traditional textures and flavors. Her imagination and skill at presentation are unequalled, her eye for color and detail unparalleled, proving that Greek cuisine is anything but rustic and plain. The information on Greek culture and food customs included in "Greek Cuisine" and its companion, "Greek Pastries & Desserts", makes these two volumes essential to any culinary library.