Recipes from Vefa's Kitchen

Vefa's Kitchen by Vefa Alexiadou

“Vefa’s Kitchen” is the first authoritative and all-encompassing Greek recipe book in English. Doing for Greek cuisine what the hugely successful “Silver Spoon” did for Italian, it contains more than 700 fully updated, straightforward and mouthwatering recipes. Aimed at all lovers of Mediterranean food, the book will appeal to anyone who loves to cook easy, tempting and delicious dishes, from simple but stunning salads and mezedes in summer, to slowly simmered meat dishes and crisp filo pastries in winter. As well as presenting definitive recipes for taverna favourites such as moussaka, tzatziki and hummus, the book documents the extraordinary variety of local sweets and pastries, delicious home-baked breads and cheeses of the mountainous interior, as well as the fish and vegetable dishes of coastal areas, simply fragranced with lemons and herbs.

A plate of round Greek biscuit cookies with an apple filling, all dusted with powdered sugar

Apple-Filled Biscuit Cookies

Part biscuit, part cookie, all flavor, this recipe for Greek apple-filled treats are an ideal dessert, after-school snack, or cookie to munch on with tea.

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An rectangular dessert wrapped in thin stands of pastry, topped with crushed pistachios on a glass plate

Kataifi Pastry and Cheese Rolls

Kataifi, spaghetti-like strands of pastry similar to phyllo dough, are wrapped around a savory cheese filling (sometime ham or bacon) and baked until golden.

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