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Fish

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...Strange that on most of these islands fish should be such a luxury. Nevertheless, many of the visitors over the past two centuries have commented on the expense of fresh fish and described the excitement when a caïqueful would arrive from...

Basic Recipes

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...Tomato Sauce for Pasta Sáltsa dormáta yia makarónia 1 pound (½ kg.) fresh ripe tomatoes, peeled, halved, and grated 1 tablespoon olive oil 2...

Daily Life on the Islands

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...Under The British In 1872, Murray's Handbook for Travellers in Greece described Corfu as "a sort of geographical mosaic to which many countries of Europe have contributed colors. . . . A stranger will hear Italian from the native gentry...

The Olive Tree, Its Oil And Fruit

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...Even before Athena dueled with Poseidon over whose gift to man was more valuable—the olive tree or the horse, the tree was an inseparable part of Greek culture and civilization. Not only have olives and olive oil been a staple food...

The Wines of the Ionian

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...Be not misled. Not all Greek wines taste of resin. In fact, retsina was never drunk in the Ionian until the tourists, who had heard so much about this unique beverage, demanded that it be imported from the mainland. Instead, as might...

Meat

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...With so many days dedicated to fasting and with so much of the population poor for so long, meat has never been an important feature of the Ionian diet. Visitors in the nineteenth century complained about the butchers' scant offerings due...

Cookies, Candies, And Preserves

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...Sesame and Honey Bars Zakynthos Here is a goody which is invariably served at panigýria and other celebrations. It is also packaged and sold in health food stores. A nutritious way to satisfy a craving for something sweet...

Breads

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...The Staff of Life for many generations in the Ionian was not wheat bread but corn bread. Corfu long ago even exported wheat so much was grown on the island. The Venetians changed all that; they permitted no crop that would conflict...

Vegetable Dishes

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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... and, to a lesser extent, her mother. She measures her ingredients with her eye and describes them in adjectives like some, a lot, a little, a touch. She gave Diana these recipes while cooking 3 at a time, boiling some Greek coffee, cleaning...

Appetizers, Soups, and Salads

Prospero's Kitchen : Island Cooking of Greece

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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... seasons. Most people make it with bread soaked in water and then squeezed. But this recipe Diana happened upon in Gastoúri makes the fluffiest taramosaláta we have ever eaten. 4 slices day-old sandwich bread (not ¼ the Wonder...