The Greek philosophy of food is one of simplicity; make it fresh and full of flavor and serve it with great warmth and flair. It is a cuisine entrenched in history, influenced by the cultures of its neighbors - Turkey, the Middle East, the Balkans but at heart it is unpretentious food from a people who have learned to make the most of what their land has to offer. In this celebration of Greek food Rosemary Barron provides over 250 regional and national specialties, from the olives, feta and seafood of mezes, beautiful little appetizers that can often become a meal in themselves, to delicate lemon broths to hearty bean soups, grilled meats and fish, baked vegetables and pilafs to the fragrant, gooey honey pastries. Greek cooking offers seasonal food perfect for informal eating with family, friends and entertaining. In addition there are chapters on The Greek Kitchen, Breads, The Wines of Greece and Menus for different occasions.