Do you love to cook and try new things? If you do you have to check out “The Flaming Greek” cookbook. This cookbook is very easy to follow and very simple to execute the dishes. One thing about this cookbook that I really like is that they use staple ingredients, nothing you could not find at just about any supermarket. I have found with many other cookbooks that they will use ingredients that are almost impossible for me to find in the mountains of NC.
Chris Kyriakydes, aka “The Greek” is a famous host and chef on The Foody Network’s hottest show on the planet … “The Flaming Greek!”
The Greek was born and raised in Hartford, CT. After meeting his wife, who moved to American from Africa in 1987, both took a chance and decided living the Florida lifestyle was just what they had in mind. Chris has been selling insurance for over 30 years, but his passion lies in cooking and entertaining others. After he quickly garnered some serious attention in South Florida for his talent, he decided to create The Flaming Greek, which is why he uses a flaming torch to cook his food in under five minutes.
When I was contacted to review this book, I was super excited. One thing in life I love to do is cook. Like everyone I love to try new and exciting recipes. This cookbook is a cocktail table type book that features a list of grocery items everyone needs in the kitchen, big beautiful photography and delectable dishes that aren’t traditional Greek, but rather Mediterranean inspired for the foodie in everyone! This book contains amazing photos, that will make your mouth water and mind think. Though this book offers a wide range of simple to do recipes, some of them will challenge your skills and teach you new techniques. This cookbook offers five sections, breakfast, appetizers, entrees, meals on a budget and desserts.
I looked through the book and decided that I would try a relatively simple recipe, “Broccoli and Feta”. Since I don’t eat meat, I thought this would be the best recipe for me to really see how well the direction are written.
I found that this book offers easy to read directions, which is very nice. The recipes are simple and to the point, no B.S. I often look through some cookbooks and chuckle to myself to all the extra “wording” that is put into the recipe, that just confuses the reader. This book also offers nice large print, so that you can put this on your stand and start cooking, no more straining your eyes!
Mushroom, Asparagus & Prosciutto Toast
Nonna’s Eggplant Caponata
Mamma’s Baked Pasta (Meals on a budget)
Double Chocolate Bread
There is a total of 120 recipes for you to try and fall in love with. I would recommend checking out The Flaming Greek. It really would be a wonderful addition to your kitchen. Below you will find the end results in the, Broccoli and Feta recipe. It was a hit with my husband. He is so funny about trying new things, but he enjoyed it, so that made for a very happy wife. Below is a picture of the final product. The only thing that I did differently was that I did not puree like in the picture in the book. I left mind a bit more mushy and whole. I also used a vegetable stock, instead of the chicken.
Here is the recipe for this easy pasta dish. This is straight from “The Flaming Greek” Cookbook. Enjoy 🙂
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