Friday, October 23, 2009

How To Roast A Lamb Cookbook

Author: Michael Psilakis
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 28, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316041211

Book Description:

A rising star in the food world, Michael Psilakis is co-owner of a growing empire of modern Mediterranean restaurants, and one of the most exciting young chefs in America today. In How to Roast a Lamb, the self-taught chef offers recipes from his restaurants and his home in this, his much-anticipated first cookbook.

Ten chapters provide colorful and heartfelt personal essays that lead into thematically related recipes. Gorgeous color photography accompanies many of the recipes throughout.
Psilakis's cooking utilizes the fresh, naturally healthful ingredients of the Mediterranean augmented by techniques that define New American cuisine. Home cooks who have gravitated toward Italian cookbooks for the simple, user-friendly dishes, satisfying flavors, and comfortable, family-oriented meals, will welcome Psilakis's approach to Greek food, which is similarly healthful, affordable, and satisfying to share any night of the week.

My Review:

This big, beautiful cookbook tells you everything you need to know to start cooking delicious Greek food. There are ten chapters of recipes, techniques, personal memories, and color photos. You will find 150 recipes: salads and side dishes, grilled meats, seafood delights, sauces, vinaigrettes, etc. There are classics like: spanakopita (spinach pie), stuffed baby eggplants, Greek mac and cheese, chicken and pork Shish Kebab, tomato and String bean salad, pan roasted chicken with lemon potatoes, and more in this large collection of classic Mediterranean dishes and meals.

For cooks of Greek heritage or cooks in general, this would be a very nice edition to your kitchen. It would also make a welcomed gift for the holidays.

(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)

3 comments:

T. Anne said...

I love Greek food! Thanx for the review!

Linda said...

I love to eat Greek--but can't say that I've ever cooked it! It sounds yummy!!

katty said...

Lamb is very nutritious that is why i prefer to cook lamb for my family or when my boyfriend comes to my house. i like when i see him very happy. In fact i am trying to get some recipes because i want to cook varieties. i think this blog is perfect because show many new ideas and is sure i will prove it. this blog is helpful.

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