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Nosthimia!: The Greek American Family Cookbook (New American Family Cookbooks) [Paperback]

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Written by Greek-American chef Georgia Sarianides, Nosthimia! The Greek American Family Cookbook introduces Americans to Greek cuisine in a fun and engaging way. Although Georgia was born in Greece, she is equally as enthusiastic about her adopted country, America. Through the years, Georgia has adapted her Greek cooking to the American lifestyle. As a mother of four and with a full time career, Georgia plans meals that are healthy and don't require hours in the kitchen. She emphasizes the use of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and olive oil, all healthy and delicious. Sprinkled among the mouth-watering recipes, Georgia includes family stories, cooking tips, and customs from the Old Country. This unique combination of delicious Greek recipes with American ingredients features about 175 recipes that are nutritious and easy to prepare. As Georgia says, "My recipes are Greek with an American twist, just like me!"

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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 7" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Capital Books
ISBN  1931868735  
ISBN13  9781931868730  

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Tasty, simple, and fun!  Dec 10, 2007
These recipes are simple enough for weeknight cooking, but they are delicious and quite good enough for entertaining as well. I recently served the 'appetizer meatballs' and 'kalamata olive spread' at a small gathering. The meatballs vanished in short order and the olive spread tempted several folks who 'don't like olives' to give them another chance. I substituted aleppo pepper for the black pepper but otherwise made these recipes exactly as printed. The spanakopita recipe has a much shorter ingredient list than my usual one, and includes fennel, which mine doesn't. As much as I like my old recipe, I like Georgia's better and will stick with it. My favorite thing about Nosthimia is the ease of preparation compared to some other Greek cookbooks I've used. This book is full of recipes for tasty, nourishing food that won't take hours to prepare but will fill your house with tempting aromas and satisfy your hunger.
Anyone can cook Greek with this one!  Jul 12, 2007
I expected long complicated lists of recipe ingredients and intricate steps. Not so! The lists were short and the instructions were about as simple as possible. Some grocery stores may not stock all the ingredients as few as they are so you may have to shop around or order online. Very easy and healthy cooking!
Delicious new cookbook  Nov 4, 2004
Nosthimia! is excellent. The recipes are easy to make yet delicious, just like the recipes that Georgia makes on her tv show. Unlike many other cookbooks, the ingredients can be easily found in almost any local supermarket. I was happily surprised that I didn't have to make a trip to a specialty market. I made several of the recipes for a dinner party including the feta cheese triangles and chicken stuffed grape leaves. I have to say that both recipes were delicious and my guests loved them.

I plan on using this cookbook on a regular basis. The recipes are delicious and provide just a hint of exotic Greek flavors. As an avid cook and cookbook purchaser, this is one of the best new cookbooks on the market.
"Nosthimia"   Oct 11, 2004
"Nosthimia" is the Greek word for delicious and this cookbook is filled with just that: delicious appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, desserts and so many other amazing recipes. I enjoyed this book on a number of levels from the recipes themselves, to the small side stories scattered throughout the book. I have tried a number of the recipes with my mother and I would like to share a couple of them with you. "Georgia's Famous Baklava with Olive Oil" was a fairly simple recipe to make and is absolutely delicious. Once you try it, you will find yourself flipping to that page quite often! Another recipe, "Hamburgers Stuffed with Feta Cheese", is an unexpected twist to your usual Memorial Day cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs. This Greek Style hamburger is very delicious and I hope you give it a try. This cookbook is one of a kind. It allows you to experience the foods of the Greek culture while still having an American touch in terms of the time involved and the nutritious content in each of the recipes. I hope you give the book a try because I think you'll agree that it is filled with "Nosthimia" foods.
185 recipes that are truly delicious   Oct 11, 2004
Georgia Sarianides has owned and operated several successful restaurants in her career, as well as running her own cooking school. For the past five years she has hosted the cable television show "Cooking with Georgia". In Nosthimia!: The Greek American Family Cookbook, Georgia has distilled the best of what she knows about Greek cuisine into a compilation of truly mouth-watering dishes. From My Mother's Village-Style Veal Soup (Horiatiki Soupa); to Aromatic Grilled Chicken with Wine (Aromatiki Kota sta Karvouna); to Calzone Stuffed with Meat (Kaltsounia Gemista me Kima), Nosthimia! offers 185 recipes that are truly delicious (nosthimia)!


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