An ode to Greek gastronomy
Glorious and sumptuous. From the simplest dishes through to the more complex, Irini totally captures the gastronomy of Greece.
You can learn cooking technique. What you cannot put into somebody is absolute love and passion. And Irini is just bursting with it! It's from the heart, every time she cooks.
The 2019 MasterChef champion has created a stunning book full of delicious family friendly recipes. Ideas for breakfast, quick meals, salads and dinner are included. Moussaka, baklava and slow-roasted lamb are some of the tastiest dishes on the menu.
This is my favourite cookbook of the year. [Irini's] approach to cooking is celebratory. It's about flavour, texture and presentation, of course, but it is also about emotional nourishment: love and family, conversation and laughter, hearts and minds. Anyone who says they don't like sharing plates needs to read Tzortzoglou's words, make her recipes, and enjoy her food. A total joy from start to finish.
Completely mouthwatering, elegant and celebratory.
What a gorgeous book! The recipes and the beautiful photos had me immediately transported to the beautiful island of Crete. If only I could hop on a plane; cooking the recipes in my kitchen will be the next best thing.
Greek food has a very special place in my heart as I spent some very enjoyable early years of my career working in a Greek restaurant in Southampton! Under The Olive Tree is a treasure trove of personal and factual information about the food of Greece and its islands. Irini's love and passion for Greek ingredients as well as for values associated with food such as nurture, sharing and hospitality are infectious.
Irini brings holiday flavours to your home with these delicious Greek recipes from her stunning debut cookbook.
A beautiful book, oozing with the true flavours of Greece.
Irini brings us the tastes and smells of Greek food, without having to actually hop on a plane. Discover sun-soaked dishes, from the simple to the more complex, in this wonderful celebration of all things Greek.
A beautiful book.
Gorgeous, easy-cook summer suppers with all the sunshine flavours of the Med.
a tribute to the family and culture that brought her up... Tzortzoglou includes in Under the Olive Tree stories that recall a lost world.
This cookbook is so beautiful and I want to cook everything in it!
Tzortzoglou's warm personality pervades recollections of her father playing his bouzouki, olive oil decanted into ceramic pytharia pots, and of her mother using the village's communal wood-fired oven to bake. She shows that there is a lot more to Greek cuisine than the dishes we associate with summer holidays
Sophisticated, modern take on traditional Greek fare
A sunny, satisfying read.