Greece is legendary and so is its cooking. Feta cheese, olives and olive oil, baklava and so many more amazing and popular dishes hail from the European country’s shores. We think there may be a Greek restaurant in nearly every town on Earth and for good reason.
But you can learn to make Greek food at home too and these amazing Greek cookbooks will soon have you making the best tarmasalata, tzatziki, and so much more without paying restaurant prices.
Kokkari: Contemporary Greek Flavors by Erik Cosselmon and Janet Fletcher
This is a great book for home cooks to get started with, the recipes are simple but bursting with flavor and you’ll find that the instructions are really easy to follow.
If you want the quickest win of all, try the pita bread, it’s just to die for and takes no time at all to make and enjoy.
My Greek Table: Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours by Diane Kochilas
Diane brings more than a quarter of a century’s experience with Greek food to the table both literally and metaphorically.
We love that she ties each recipe in ths book to an authentic Greek story and you can tell by the way they taste that Diane is an award winning chef.
The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean by Aglaia Kremezi
Aglaia is one of Greek’s most well-known food writers and she’s won so many awards that sometimes we think she should just be given the title of “the Queen of Greek Cuisine.”
We love how she connects each recipe to the place that it comes from and this recipe book is as much an introduction to Greek island living as it is a cookbook. Yum.
Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die: A Cookbook by Diane Kochilas
Ikaria became, briefly, world famous when they realized that people who live on this little Greek island tend to live much longer than those in the rest of the world.
And thus, the Meditteranean diet was born, and this is the most authentic look at the local food culture possible. It’s very different from mainland Greek food but in a very good way.
Greek by George Calombaris
Modern Greek food is something far beyond hoummus and kebabs and George offers the ultimate introduction to the modern Greek kitchen.
This is an edgy text from one of Masterchef Australia’s top hosts and it’s worth tracking down because it will absolutely broaden your mind when it comes to Greek eating.
It’s All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family’s Century-Old Recipes by Debbie Matenopoulos
Debbie’s Greek relatives have struggled in their kitchens for centuries to refine the recipes that she shares with you in this book.
We loved the strong empahsis on healthy eating within its pages and it doesn’t mean sacrificing taste.
The Olive And The Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking by Susanna M Hoffman
700 pages. 325 recipes. And nearly all of them are amazing and better still they’re easy to make and can be used by the more experienced cook to build on to create your own Greek-inspired dishes.
We loved the travel stories that permeate the pages too. If we weren’t already crazy about Greek food, this cookbook would have made it happen.
Greece: The Cookbook by Vefa Alexiadou
Vefa is considered to be one of the major authorities of Greek food and these 600 recipes are a distillation of her life’s work.
Every region of Greece is represented here and
the food is mouthwatering and delicious.
The Complete Book of Greek Cooking: The Recipe Club of St. Paul’s Orthodox Cathedral
This is a Greek cookbook with a twist, it stems from a charitable project run by a church on Long Island and all the contributors are American-Greek immgirants.
That means much of the food here has been tailored to ingredients that are easy to source in America and it serves as a very easy introduction to cooking Greek food.
My Big Fat Greek Cookbook: Classic Mediterranean Soul Food Recipes by Christos Sourligas
This is a fun cookbook which is also a tribute to Christos’ beloved mother and Greek inspiration.
It’s also one of the best guides to Greek mountain region food ever written. Don’t miss out on it.
Final Thoughts On Best Greek Cookbooks
Even Barney Stinson would concede that Greek food is legendary and if you use these amaizng Greek cookbooks, we’re positive that you will become a legend in your own kitchen too.
Don’t feel like Greek food today? Then why not take a look at these great Spanish cookbooks, these inspiring Asian cookbooks and some excellent Mexican cookbooks, instead?