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The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking

Hoffman, Susanna

ISBN 10: 0156058480 / ISBN 13: 9780156058483
Published by Workman, New York, 2004
Used Condition Near Fine Trade Paperback
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First printing, July 2004 stated; full number line. Signed by the author on the inside front wrap: "Susanna Hoffman." The signature is preceded by a two words in Greek which, unfortunately, is Greek to me. There's a one page Workman press release about the book laid in. The front wrap has a "Signed Copy" sticker. The book is tight, square, and unmarked; spine and wraps are uncreased. Mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001523

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This is the year "It's Greek to me" becomes the happy answer to what's for dinner. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the upcoming epic Troy, the 2004 Summer Olympics returning to Athens--and now, yet another reason to embrace all things Greek: The Olive and the Caper, Susanna Hoffman's 700-plus-page serendipity of recipes and adventure.

In Corfu, Ms. Hoffman and a taverna owner cook shrimp fresh from the trap--and for us she offers the boldly-flavored Shrimp with Fennel, Green Olives, Red Onion, and White Wine. She gathers wild greens and herbs with neighbors, inspiring Big Beans with Thyme and Parsley, and Field Greens and Ouzo Pie. She learns the secret to chewy country bread from the baker on Santorini and translates it for American kitchens. Including 325 recipes developed in collaboration with Victoria Wise (her co-author on The Well-Filled Tortilla Cookbook, with over 258,000 copies in print), The Olive and the Caper celebrates all things Greek: Chicken Neo-Avgolemeno. Fall-off-the-bone Lamb Shanks seasoned with garlic, thyme, cinnamon and coriander. Siren-like sweets, from world-renowned Baklava to uniquely Greek preserves: Rose Petal, Cherry and Grappa, Apricot and Metaxa.

In addition, it opens with a sixteen-page full-color section and has dozens of lively essays throughout the book--about the origins of Greek food, about village life, history, language, customs--making this a lively adventure in reading as well as cooking.

From the Back Cover: THE OLIVE AND THE CAPER is all things Greek: fall-off-the-bone lamb shanks seasoned with garlic, thyme, cinnamon, and coriander. A refreshing new tzatziki made pink with beets, and a dazzling filo pie filled with greens, fennel and ouzo. Dolmadakias?stuffed grape leaves? succulent with retsina-soaked currants and raisins. Fish grilled with mastic-flavored bread stuffing. A luscious kapama of beef stewed in wine, brandy, and coffee; chicken baked with eggplant and green olives. Inspired by the passionate cooks, bakers, fishermen, and housewives she befriended over thirty years of extended stays in Greece, Susanna Hoffman presents more than 250 recipes based on the original and still best Mediterranean diet, with a resounding? Opa!

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Title: The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek...

Publisher: Workman, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Printing.

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