Efstathia (Chesapeake, VA, USA) | January 27th, 2012
Don (Manchester, New Hampshire) | June 9th, 2011
I haven't tried any recipes yet, but I hope to soon. My niece married into the Greek faith, and I love to cook, so I thought I would try a Greek recipe for her family. The recipes and pictures look delicious.
Elizabeth D.Pappas (Quincy, Ill.) | November 1st, 2010
I love the content of this book.Gave it to all of the daughter in laws who are not Greek.My only observation: It is not a hardcover and not that huge of a book for current price.Certainly NOT a coffee table book, too small and no hard cover. Sorry. Just my opinion for its price.The GIMP was wonderful and accomadating to work with, the BDay salutation request was handled with ease and grace. Thank you.
EWhite@whitematrix.net (Ocean Springs, MS, USA) | September 7th, 2007
I've always been proud to call Liz my Grandmother-in-law. When I first met Liz and had her Vasilopita bread and her greek salad I was in love...with her! I have to admit it was the fabulous dishes she prepared that convinced me to marry her grandson. Four kids later and now stationed at another Base, holidays are just not the same without her wonderful meals. They are deliciously addicting!
Gina Cook (High Point, NC, US) | May 17th, 2007
My sister and I made the baklava, spanakopeta and the appetizer meatballs together for our Bunco group. The recipes were extremely easy to follow, thank you so much for that! The girls said that we raised the bar for our get-togethers. The next person that hosts will have to come up with something really good to beat what we made!My husband absolutely loved the baklava! I think that says alot because I know it doesn't come close to yours but you made the recipe so easy to follow that you would never know it was our first attempt! I can't wait to try everything in the book!!
Pam Ward (New Market, MD, usa) | April 21st, 2007
When I first saw Liz Lazarides White's cookbook, "OPA", it was sitting on the kitchen counter in my parents' home. I was jealously thinking, "Wow, someone has a great Greek cookbook", and that was just because of the beauty of the cover picture. Then I found out it was a gift for me! I tore through the pages, soaking up the ingredients, salivating over the photos, promising to cook a meal from the cookbook as soon as I got home. The next week, I made "Marinated Chicken Drummettes"(with chicken legs for the dinner meal), "Oven Roasted Potatoes with Horseradish Sauce" and "My Greek Salad". The aroma of the meal alone nearly brought my neighbors to see what new dishesI had made. My family and I enjoyed one of the best meals that I have made in a long time-and I love to cook! Liz' book "Opa", has given me great new recipes to make and enjoy. Make the "Greek Spanakopeta"-it is better than any I have had before - and that includes the kind I had while in Greece! Thank you Liz, for bringing your special touch with food into my home and heart. Sincerely, Pam Ward, New Market MD
Diane Singh (Burnaby, BC, CANADA) | April 21st, 2007
I think this cookbook is wonderful! I have tasted Liz's recipes and they are absolutely to die for(especially the chocolate pudding cake, pineapple coconut cake, spanakopeta, greek lamb...the listcould go on!!) Liz is such a great person and I am very happy for her as she deserves the best.
lizlazarides - author of OPA Cookbook (Greensboro, NC, USA) | April 21st, 2007
This review is a little different as OPA COOKBOOK is my creation and I am very proud of it. I hope you will try some of my recipes as I think they are wonderful and very easy to follow. For those of you that have purchased my book, I am deeply grateful. The comments that many of you have written to GreekInternetMarket have been wonderful and I am so flattered by them. If you purchase my cookbook and you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time. Would love to hear from you! I know that you will enjoy my cookbook just as much as I've enjoyed writing and sharing my recipes, my family and my Greek heritage with everyone.
Greg Johnston (Hickory, NC, USA) | April 21st, 2007
Great book with wonderful recipes. Photography in the book is outstanding and the recipes are to die for. My wife used it this week and she loved it, as she is a Home Economics teacher in high school. I should also mention that I have enjoyed many of the recipes in the book, cooked by Liz herself. She cooks and feeds around 100 people for seven days twice a year in our furniture showroom. We have customers who come and eat with us just for her cooking. Many went home with her book this past market and could not have been more excited to have received it. You will love the recipes. Go ahead, buy it, and you will enjoy it for years to come.
Cher Bettridge (Mildura, Victoria, AUS) | April 21st, 2007
I recently immigrated from New Zealand to Australia to be with a wonderful Greek man. Being a good Kiwi girl I had no idea how to cook anything Greek. Thanks to Liz and her wonderful cookbook I have learned lots of new recipes and wonderful food that even an amateur in the kitchen like me can follow. Thanks so much Liz. I am eagerly waiting the second edition.