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Author Bakken, Christopher, 1967- author.

Title Honey, olives, octopus : adventures at the Greek table / Christopher Bakken ; illustrations by Mollie Katzen
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 238 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1 Olives: The Throumbes of Thasos; 2 Bread: The Prozymi of Kyria Konstandina; 3 Fish: Tailing Barbounia; 4 Cheese: The Stinky Cheeses of Naxos; 5 Meat: Goats in the Ghost Towns of Chios; 6 Beans: Chasing Chickpeas at Plati Yialós; 7 Wine: Another Carafe at Prionia; 8 Honey: The Thyme Honey of Aphrodite; Epilogue: At the Still in the Hills; Sources; Index
Summary Combining the best of memoir, travel literature, and food writing, Christopher Bakken delves into one of the most under appreciated cuisines in Europe in this rollicking celebration of the Greek table. He explores the traditions and history behind eight elements of Greek cuisine-olives, bread, fish, cheese, beans, wine, meat, and honey-and journeys through the country searching for the best examples of each. He picks olives on Thasos, bakes bread on Crete, eats thyme honey from Kythira with one of Greece's greatest poets, and learns why Naxos is the best place for cheese in the Cyclades. Worki
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Bakken, Christopher, 1967-
Cooking, Greek.
COOKING -- Regional & Ethnic -- Greek.
COOKING -- History.
Cooking, Greek
Manners and customs
Greece -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Katzen, Mollie, 1950- illustrator.
ISBN 9780520954465