Essence of Cyclades
Products and Flavors of the Cycladic Islands
Νana Dareioti, Thalia Tsichlaki, Αndreas Ν.Αndroulidakis
Publisher: Cyclades Chamber of Commerce (2016)
In the publication of the Aegean Cuisine network, entitled “Essence of Cyclades”, the Cyclades Chamber of Commerce with the collaboration of Nana Dareioti, Thalia Tsichlaki, and Andreas N. Androulidakis are presenting the history, the produce, and the cuisine that makes each island so alike and yet so different to its neighbor, related, and yet autonomous, like the members of a large and very loving family.
This is not yet another cookery book. It is an initiation into the experience of Cycladic life through food, the main ingredient of human survival, as it developed over the more than three and a half thousand years of recorded history of the islands, becoming an integral part of their cultural heritage.
The book contains useful information and rich photographic material on bakery products and pasta, herbs and wild greens, dairy and cheese, confectionery, fruit, vegetables and pulses, olives and olive oil, wine, and alcoholic beverages, bees and honey, pig slaughtering (choirosfagia), cold cuts and meat, fish and seafood.
302 pages, 24 Cycladic islands, over 600 entries referring to products, production methods, and culinary traditions of the islands, at least 100 local cheeses are described and compared, 350 photographs that illustrate the text, 50 authentic recipes, as well as their local variations.