Vefa’s Kitchen

by Vefa Alexiadou

ISBN-10: 0714849294
ISBN-13: 9780714849294
Region: Greece
Publication Date: May, 2009
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Fruit Cake 568
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Garbanzo (Chickpea) and Gorlotti Bean Salad 185
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Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) and Eggplant (Aubergine) Casserole from Serres 247
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Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) Fritters 72
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Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) with Spinach 248
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Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) with Yellow Winter Squash 247
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Gardener’s Salad 194
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Garlic Sauce 153
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Garlic-stuffed Zucchini (Courgettes) 104
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Garlic-vinegar Sauce 58
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Gathered Walnut Phyllo (Filo) Rolls 604
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Giant Beans with Pastrami from Pontus 149
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Gilt-head Sea Bream Baked in Parcels 298
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Goat with Sorrel from Crete 442
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Grape and Lettuce Salad from Corinth 191
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Grapes in Syrup 614
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Grated Quince in Syrup 620
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Greek Chili Sauce 60
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Greek Fisherman’s Soup 175
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Greek Village Salad 194
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Grilled Octopus from Evvoia 79
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Grilled Sardines 111
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Grilled Shellfish 347
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Grilled Stuffed Squid 121
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Ground (Minced) Meat Croquettes form Asia Minor 133
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Ground (Minced) Meat Sauce 63
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Grouper with Okra from Crete 305
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Halloumi Ravioli from Cyprus 280
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Halva Cake from Lefkada 592
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Halva from Farsala 591
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Hare Stifado 458
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Hazelnut Cake 569
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Herb-stuffed Veal Shoulder 403
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Herbed Bread 502
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Homemade Egg Noodles (Pasta) 270
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Honey and Cheese Tart from Sifnos 490
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Honey Puffs 594
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Honey-dripped Pastry Bites 593
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Honey-mustard Sauce 59
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Honey-wine Sauce or Marinade 60
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Hot Potato Salad with Smoked Trout 200
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Hummus 151
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Iceberg Salad 194
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Jam Tart 569
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Jellied Pork Terrine 148
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Karidopita (Walnut Cake) with Greek Yogurt and Orange Spoon Sweet 641
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Kataifi Pastry and Cheese Rolls 138
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Kataifi Pastry Rolls 606
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Kataifi Pastry Torte 607
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Kataifi Pastry Tortte 607
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Kataifi Shrimp (Prawns) on a Zucchini (Courgette) Fritter with Yogurt and Feta Sauce 646
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Kid with Spanish Oyster Plant 443
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Kid, Onion, and Potato Casserole from Cyprus 443
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Kumquats in Syrup 615
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Lamb and Vegetable Casserole from Cyprus 438
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Lamb Baked with Orzo 432
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Lamb in Tomato Sauce with Red Beans 433
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Lamb Kleftiko 439
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Lamb Magiritsa 178
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Lamb Rolls 96
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Lamb Stew with Eggplants (Aubergines) 429
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Lamb with Aromatic Greens 427
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Lamb with Artichokes or Zucchini (Courgettes) 427
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Lamb with Bulgur Wheat 428
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Lamb with Leeks and Celery Root (Celeriac) from Thessaly 428
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Lamb with Spinach from Thessaly 432
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Langoustine Casserole with Orzo 331
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Leavened Puff Pastry Dough 49
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Leek and Cheese Pie 476
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Leeks and Celery Root (Celeriac) with Egg-lemon Sauce 215
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Leeks with Rice 216
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Leg of Lamb in Paper 433
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Lemon Syrup for Lemonade 625
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Lenten Apple and Carrot Cake 572
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Lenten Donuts from Crete 590
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Lenten Marzipan Cookies (Biscuits) from Thessaloniki 552
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Lenten Semolina Dessert 602
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Lenten Spaghetti from Corfu 276
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Lenten Spaghetti with Tahini 275
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Lenten Sweet Bread with Pumpkin 526
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Lenten Tahini Cake 572
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Lenten Vegetable Soup with Tahini 172
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Lentil and Mushroom Salad 189
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Lentils with Lamb and Onions 252
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Lentils with Rice and Onions from Cyprus 249
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Lettuce and Dill Salad 195
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Little Mizithra Balls from Crete 553
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Lobster Salad 331
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Lobster with Oil-lemon Dressing 330
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Macaroni, Spinach, and Cheese Pie 476
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Mackerel Baked with Eggplants (Aubergines) from Pontus 309
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Mackerel with Capers from Syros 309
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Mahlab Cookies (Biscuits) 556
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Manouri Mousse with Thyme Honey and Walnuts 647
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Marinated Mackerel 308
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Marinated Olives 75
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Marinated Red Mullet from Corfu 310
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Marinated Squid 82
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Marinated Vegetables 195
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Marzipan 51
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Mastic-flavored Marzipan Cookies (Biscuits) 553
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Mayonnaise 60
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Meat and Bulgur Wheat Soup 178
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Meat and Potato Pie 418
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Meat Pies from Cyprus 518
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Meat Rolls from Smyrna 133
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Meat Rolls with Garlic 136
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Meat Skewers from Asia Minor 137
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Meat Soup with Tomatoes 179
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Meat Stock 45
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Meat-stuffed Apples 413
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Meat-stuffed Eggplants (Aubergines) 417
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Meat-stuffed Grape (Vine) Leaves 418
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Meat-stuffed Quinces 412
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Meat-stuffed Tomatoes and Bell Peppers 416
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Meat-stuffed Zucchini (Courgettes) with Egg-lemon Sauce 413
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Meatball Soup with Egg-lemon Sauce 179
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Meatballs with Yogurt from Thrace 412
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Milk Pie with Rice 491
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Mixed Lamb Skewers 97
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Mixed Spring Vegetable Stew 232
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Mixed Vegetable Salad 198
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Monkfish with Potatoes and Egg-lemon Sauce 310
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Mount Athos Fish Soup 174
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Mount Athos Lentils with Octopus and Rice 252
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Mount Athos Monastery Bean Soup 163
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Mount Athos Monastery Lentil Soup 166
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Mount Pelion Bell Pepper and Onion Pie 477
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Mount Pelion Cheese Bread 507
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Mount Pelion Monastery Vegetable Pie 482
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Moussaka 419
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Multicolor Salad 199
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Mushroom Pilaf 255
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Mushroom Sauce 61
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Mussel Fritters 80
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Mussel Pilaf 80
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Mussel Saganaki with Tomato from Chalkidiki 116
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Mussel Soup 176
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Must Cake 573
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Natural Pectin 50
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Natural Sourdough Bread 520
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New Year’s Bread 523
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Nut Pastry Pinwheels 595
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Octopus Baked with Potatoes 333
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Octopus Croquettes from Kalymnos 117
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Octopus Stifado 332
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Octopus with Artichokes 332
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Octopus with Beans 333
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Octopus with Eggplants (Aubergines) 336
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Octopus with Fennel and Olives 336
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Octopus with Fresh Oregano 337
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Octopus with Lentils and Greens 337
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Oil-cured Salmon with Fennel and Dill 640
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Oil-lemon Dressing 57
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Oil-vinegar Dressing 57
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Okra with Trahana 218
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Olive Bread 503
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Olive Paste 153
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Omelet with Fava (Broad) Beans and Sausage from Cyprus 91
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Omelet with Honey and Sesame Seeds 649
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Omelet with Wild Artichokes 90
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Onion Bread from Asia Minor 514
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Onion Pie from Thessaly 477
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Onions in Vinegar Sauce 219
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Orange Marmalade 626
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Orange Pie 598
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Orange Rind Rolls 615
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Orange, Lemon, or Tangerine Cake 573
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Orzo with Vegetables 277
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Overnight-baked Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) from Sifnos 249
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Parsley and Bulgur Wheat Salad 154
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Pasta and Vegetable Soup 166
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Pasta with Garlic Squid 285
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Pasta with Meat Sauce 288
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Pastitsio 422
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Pastry Cream 51
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Peach or Apricot Compote 627
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Pears with Samos Sweet Wine 626
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Peppers Stuffed with Feta 123
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Peppers with Sausages from Pelion 136
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Perch Stifado 314
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Perch with Eggplants (Aubergines) 314
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Pheasant with Almonds and Pine Nuts 452
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Phoenician Honey Cookies (Biscuits) 549
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Phyllo (Filo) with Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) from Asia Minor 248
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Phyllo Dough (Filo Pastry) 46
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Pickled Anchovies with Garlic 110
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Pickled Octopus 79
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Pine Nut and Eggplant (Aubergine) Dip 155
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Pistachio Cookies (Biscuits) 556
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Pistachio Sweetmeat 620
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Pita Bread for Souvlaki 514
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Plum Jam 627
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Polenta from Asia Minor 277
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Pork and Leek Pie from Florina 486
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Pork and Rice from Pontus 383
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Pork Chops in Wine 382
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Pork Sausages with Chili Sauce 148
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Pork Skewers with Yogurt and Tomato Sauce 388
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Pork Souvlaki 382
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Pork Stew with Leeks from Macedonia 389
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Pork with Beans from Florina 393
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Pork with Colocasia from Cyprus 384
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Pork with Peppers from Florina 384
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Pork with Sauerkraut and Bulgur Wheat from Drama 385
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Pork with Wheat Berries 393
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Pork with Wild Greens 385
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Pot Roast Lamb with Lemon 437
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Potato and Bell Pepper Casserole 220
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Potato Fritters 122
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Potato Salad 199
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Potato Salad with Octopus 201
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Potato-garlic Sauce, Island Style 153
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Potatoes Roasted with Lemon or Tomato 224
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Preserved Pork and Parsley Pâté 149
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Puff Pastry Dough 48
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Pumpkin Crescents from Cyprus 492
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Pumpkin Fritters 123
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Pumpkin or Winter Squash Soup 167
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Pumpkin Pie from Sterea Ellada 493
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Quail Roasted in Grape (Vine) Leaves 454
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Quail Stuffed with Dried Fruit 455
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Quince or Apple Jelly 628
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Quinces Baked in Wine with Yogurt 628
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Rabbit Legs with Rosemary 460
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Rabbit with Garlic Sauce 459
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Rabbit with Prunes from Macedonia 458
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Rabbit with Walnut Sauce from the Peloponnese 459
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Raisin Bread 527
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Ravani with Almonds 606
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Ravani with Almonds 606
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Red Bream with Oil-lemon Sauce and Olives 299
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Red Mullet Baked in Grape (Vine) Leaves 311
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Red Pepper Sauce from Florina 61
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Red Snapper Stifado 316
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Red Snapper, Spetses-style 316
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Rice with Ground (Minced) Meat and Mushroom Sauce 261
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Rice with Lentils and Vegetables 256
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Rice with Shellfish and Tomato Sauce 260
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Rice with Vegetable Sauce 257
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Rice-stuffed Grape (Vine) Leaves 73
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Rich Pastry Dough 48
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Rigatoni with Meatballs and Eggplants (Aubergines) 288
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Roast Capon with Wine and Shallots 373
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Roast Duckling with Apples 449
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Roast Garlic Vinaigrette 58
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Roast Lamb with Potatoes 429
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Roast Lamb with Rice and Yogurt 438
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Roast Pheasant with Onions 453
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Roast Quail with Wine 455
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Publishers Information

About Vefa’s Kitchen

Publisher Web Link: http://www.phaidon.com/

Vefa’s Kitchen is the first truly comprehensive bible of Greek food in English. Rapidly increasing in popularity, Greek cuisine is simple to prepare, healthy and delicious, and, more than most other cuisines, bears all the hallmarks of the rich cultural history of the land and sea from which it is are drawn. It is the original Mediterranean cuisine, where olive oil, figs, grapes, garlic, bread, wine and cheese have been staples since the beginnings of Western civilization.

With over 650 simple recipes by Vefa Alexiadou, the authoritative grand dame of Greek cookery, the book includes information on regional specialities, local ingredients and the religious and historical significance of the dishes, and is illustrated with 200 colour photographs.

Vefa’s Kitchen is the definitive work on the rich and fascinating cooking of modern Greece(http://www.phaidon.com/)

Author Information

About Vefa Alexiadou

Author Web Link: http://www.add.gr/comp/vefa/index.html

Vefa Alexiadou, a gifted cook from Volos, is the leading culinary authority in Greece today. With a degree in chemistry from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, she combined her culinary talents with scientific principles to modernize Greek cooking without sacrificing authentic character and flavor of the traditional cuisine. During her frequent trips and extended studies abroad, she furthered her knowledge of culinary arts, food styling, table decoration, nutrition and dietetics.? In 1980 Mrs. Alexiadou self-published \"Invitation to dinner\", fulfilling a life-long dream of creating a \"user-friendly\" cookbook. An immediate success, it firmly established Vefa Alexiadou Editions in the competitive world of cookbook publishing. After three more cookbooks in the \"invitation\" series, she revitalized interest in traditional Greek cookery for a whole new generation of urban cooks with her 2-volume premier work, \"Greek Cuisine\" and \"Greek Pastries and Desserts\", published in 1989-91 in both Greek and English. To date she has published a total of 11 cookbooks, of which three are available in English. During the past 5 years 3 titles at least, have appeared monthly on the Greek best sellers list. Also her books \"Greek Cuisine\" and \"Greek Pastries and Desserts\" as reported in the Hellenic Literature Society\'s Newsletter, \"Greece in Print\", are listed as best sellers among Greeks of the Diaspora in 36 countries.

Since 1990 she has appeared daily on Greek Antenna TV\'s most popular morning coffee show (viewed via satellite in North America, Europe and Australia) where she continues to pass the Greek food traditions to hundreds of thousands of households, making her the First Lady of Greek Cuisine. By popular request from Greek readers and viewers eager to acquire her books and products and utensils mentioned in them, she conceived in 1994 the idea of \"Vefa\'s House\" franchise which counts today 20 stores around Greece. ?In 1995, her recipes began appearing in Greece\'s top-circulating family magazine, \"7 Days TV\". With its publisher, Liberis Publications, she and her daughter Alexia wrote and edited a series of recipe booklets \"20 Best Recipes for …\" which won the 1998 Diplome d\' Honneur at the Perigueux World Cookbook Fair as the most successful commercial cookbook series.? Mrs. Alexiadou has served on the Board of Archestratos: the Center for the Preservation & Advancement of Traditional Greek Gastronomy. She attended both the 1997 and 1998 \"Tasting Australia\" events, invited by the Australian Government as a special guest and is an active member of the International Association of the Culinary Professionals. Also a member of Greek Publishers\' Association, she is an active participant in Greek and International book fairs. Her articles and recipes frequently appear in Greek and international magazines and she travels frequently to other areas of Greece and abroad to lecture and give demonstrations on Greek gastronomical traditions. At the 2000 World Cookbook Awards in the \"Salon International Livre Gourmand of Perigueux\" Vefa Alexiadou won the award for the \"best Mediterranean cookbook in Greek\" and also the special prize for \"Best Culinary Business Professional\".? Married to Constantine Alexiades, Professor of Chemistry, Aristotle University, they have two married daughters, Angela and Alexia and one granddaughter. They divide their time between their home in Halkidiki and Athens, where their business activities are based.

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