Greek Cookbooks AUTHENTIC recipes from people who actually cook the recipes. Greek food 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 drawn. It is the original Mediterranean cuisine, where olive oil, bread, wine, figs, grapes and cheese have been staples since the beginnings of Western civilization. BUY ON AMAZON
Cooking Greek food means using cheese, and much of it will be grated. A good cheese grater should be able to handle both hard and not-so-hard cheeses. BUY ON AMAZON
Drizzling honey on Greek sweets is a must. Some (stainless steel ones) are even dishwasher safe. Honey dippers are suitable for more than just honey. Syrups, melted chocolate and caramel sauce are just a few of the thick and sticky foods that can be drizzled from a honey dipper. Check out the honey dippers AND honey pots ON AMAZON
There are many different types of herb cutters available. Mince your parsley, sage and rosemary and other herbs in no time. A gentle rocking motion is all you need for a thorough chop. Check them out ON AMAZON
Olives are a mainstay of Greek cooking, either raw or cooked. The only problem with fresh olives are the hard pits embedded in the skin. Instead of cutting them out with a knife, an easy tool is the olive pitter, which with one squeeze presses the pit out of the olive, keeping the skin nearly intact. They also pit cherries!!! Check them out ON AMAZON
Phyllo, or filo, dough is a popular wrapping for meats, fruits and cheeses. To keep the dough moist, butter or olive oil is brushed across the dough. Various sizes of pastry brushes are used to coat the dough. They are also used for coating vegetables with olive oil, lightly greasing pans, and many other tasks. Check out the large variety of different brushes ON AMAZON
Some people just like SAGANAKI Cheese as well. Beat one or two eggs in deep bow. Cut 1" slices of cheese, dip in egg batter, then cover cheese with flour. Put a few spalshes of veg oil in pan, heat up, fry the cheese till lightly browned on both sides. Flambe with brandy, and douse with fresh sliced lemon. You can serve with warmed pita bread as well. NOTE: Flambe on stove, and use a shot glass to do so. If you don't have a gas stove to flambe with (by tilting the pan to the flame), then just light a long spaghetti noodle and use that to flambe, or use a grill lighter.
DOLMADES are Grape Leaves stuffed with numerous things such as chopped meats, various vegetables, rice, grains to name a few, and generally simmered in a water and lemon juice mixture.