A Taste of Greece by Andreas Lagos

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A Taste of Greece by Andreas Lagos

GREEK ISLAND FOOD
90 RECIPES
Soft Cover
238 pages
Full glossy colour photos
 
It is the clear, Greek light, the azure sea and the mild, unique climate that endow the land of Greece with exceptional flavors and rare fragrances.
In this book, I share my own childhood paradise, a treasure of delicious tastes and recipes from my birthplace, the Aegean island of Samos.
You will experience a simple, healthy and balanced cuisine that brings the essence of the Mediterranean diet to your table.
Recipes full of Greek authentic flavors and aromas which find a place in the gastronomy of people all around the world.
 

Andreas Lagos was born on the Aegean island of Samos and grew up surrounded by the fields and gardens of his home village. The influence of these childhood experiences was crucial for his later career as a chef. It is something he realizes every time he uses the exceptional produce found in the Greek countryside, the fresh fruits and vegetables, mountain herbs, honey, cheese, olives, and olive oil.
His desire to go beyond the world of his own kitchen and share his love for food led him to the concept of ‘Andreas Lagos, nomad chef.’ Under the ‘nomad’ banner, he cooks for private events all over the world and brings to the devotees of creative cuisine his experience and knowledge through personal cooking lessons. He looks on food as a bridge between cultures and has sought to introduce a fresh vision of Mediterranean cusine to a wider audience. He is a star chef on popular cooking shows for Greek TV, and he also works as a consultant for restaurants, hotels and high-end delicatessens. When he isn’t cooking, he writes recipes for magazines and gastronomy sites.
The enthusiastic Greek response to his first published cookbook led him to make it available to a global audience in the present English edition.
My Andreas
Soft-boiled egg with bread
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and rice with sun-dried tomatoes
Potato croquettes with pennyroyal
Octopus with crushed olives
Katimeria
Beef with sweet wine
Trahanas soup
Rabbit with lemon and retsina
Stuffed onions (onion dolmades)
Sea bream in salt with bergamot sauce
Sun-dried tomato sauce with ouzo
Winter squash patties
My mother's lemon pork
Chocolate biscuits with a beaten egg
Quince jelly
Moustokouloura with raisins and allspice
Grape must pudding with basil
Coconut cake with ouzo
Pork cured with savory
Giouvarlakia (Meatballs in sauce)
Fried mushrooms
My aunt and godmother's bean soup
Kapires (Bread in olive oil)
Mackerel salad
Cuttlefish with ink
Fried potatoes with goat cheese
Fricassee of chicken meatballs with sausage
Baklava pastries
Melomakarona
"Xerotigana" (Greek funnel cake)
Apples baked with red wine
"Kourambiedes"
(Almond crescents with dried figs)
Pistachios with sesame
Macaroons
"Revithokeftedes" chickpea balls
(Greek falafel) with tomato paste and fennel
Eggs with scallion hearts and wild asparagus
Fish roe patties
Spinach balls with rice
Upside-down pie with tomato
Greens with roe
Baked rice with scallions
Fern fronds or greens fried in beer batter
Calamari stuffed with Swiss chard
Fish with rosemary and raisins
Slow-roasted goat "kapamas"
Stuffed Goat
Koliva
Loukoumades (donut holes) with potato
Amigdalota (almond paste with rose water)
Rice pudding with goat's milk
Cream of wheat with tahini or starozoumo
Goat's milk with cinnamon and cocoa
Galaktoboureko (custard pie) with citron
Mandarin orange halva
Chilled sweet with salep and sour cherry
Ice cream with mastic or machlepi - orange
Bread and cheese with watermelon and basil
Patties with purslane
Tomato risotto
Zucchini (or other squash) flowers with potato and cheese
Tomato scramble "kagiana"
Smoked eggplant with petimezi (grape must reduction)
Salad with herring
Broad beans with spinach and oregano
Pickled fruits and vegetables
Eggplant with tomato
Atzem pilaf
Pasta with corned beef
Octopus stew with peppers
School shark with walnut sauce
Okra with cod
Smelt patties with onion
Bogues in sauce
Octopus fried with garlic dip or "aliada"
"Little shoes" (eggplants/aubergines) with yogurt
Sweet and sour grapes
A different kind of moussaka, prepared in a frying pan
My grandmothers lemon drumsticks with potatoes
Meatballs with marjoram and souma
Kebabs from goat meat
Meatballs with amaranth (greens) and yogurt sauce
Chicken ratatouille or "briam"
Peach jam with rosemary and chocolate
Mosaic log with orgeat or "soumada" (almond syrup)
"Makaronokrema" pasta cream
Jelly with Samian sweet wine
Ice cream with sweet figs and pistachio
Sponge cake roll with ice-cream and grapes
Everything is here
Sharing
Together with his island
With his soul
In a moment
"Thank You"
My journey