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Prospero's Kitchen: Island Cooking of Greece

Prospero's Kitchen: Island Cooking of Greece
Diana Farr Louis, June Marinos

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Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and the other Ionian islands are home to one of the finest cuisines of the Mediterranean. The stamping-ground of Captain Corelli and Lawrence Durrell, the Ionians have always held a particular, almost mystical, fascination for visitors, and, for many of the thousands who travel to the region each year, it is the special nature of Ionian cooking that forms an essential and unforgettable part of their experience. The recipes in "Prospero's Kitchen" come mostly from family notebooks handed down through the generations and reflect the cosmopolitan nature of Ionian cuisine. Together, they provide a unique and tantalising taste of the variety of Ionian cuisine. Featuring over 150 easy-to-follow recipes as well as fascinating information on Ionian cooking and customs, beautiful photographs and original illustrations, "Prospero's Kitchen" is an essential kitchen addition for anyone with a passion for the beautiful and lyrical Ionian islands.

Author Info

Diana Farr Louis is an author, cooking and travel enthusiast. She has been Travel Correspondent for the Athens News since 1997 and is the author of a number of travel books on Greece, including The Secrets of the Greek Islands, Athens and Beyond and Travels in Northern Greece. She is also the author of Feasting and Fasting in Crete: Delicious Mediterranean Recipes. June Marinos is an expert on Greek cuisine. Her publications include A Taste of Crete, A Taste of the Cyclades and An Odyssey into Greek Cooking.


'An excellent collection highly recommended for expanding the boundaries of Greek cuisine'
Midwest Book Review

‘This is a beautifully written cookbook, in the tradition of Claudia Roden and, before her, Elizabeth David, with as much about the history and the culture, the people and the places, as the food and the drink of the Eptánisa. But, among the references to Homer and The Odyssey, and the drawings by Judith Ann Lawrence and photographs by John Miller, are wonderful recipes for grilled artichokes; fried baby potatoes; cheese and garlic dip; fish soup; veal with garlic and parsley; baked lamb with rice and yogurt; and sweet rice cake.’
Lucy Know, Tribune

'[an] enchanting literary cookbook...a rich compendium of the islands' history, folklore, festivals and food traditions... Readers will find plenty of simple, hearty everyday recipes.'
Linda Lappin, Alimentum: The Literature of Food Magazine


For more recipes, you can follow Diana Farr Louis on her blog.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780761367
Publication Date: 29 Apr 2012
Number of Pages: 272
Height: 228
Width: 155
Illustrations: Illustrations

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