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Feast for the Gods

Cookbook: Feast for the Gods
Authentic Greek cookbook by Wilmington chef

4-star Chef Fouros with wife Elizabeth

Join 4-Star Chef and Cook Book Author Theodore Alexander Fouros for a dinner party or cooking classes.

Before retiring to Wilmington, Chef Theodore Alexander Fouros  owned  six restaurants in Manhattan. The Switzerland-trained, four-star chef is  the author of the classic Greek cookbook, Feast for the Gods. The cookbook contains 165 recipes, passed down from one generation to the next, many unrecorded before. Over 100 color photographs by Lawrence Maultsby of Wilmington, North Carolina, capture the purity of this cuisine. (Available at Amazon.com and local bookstores).

I had a chance to taste some of Chef Fouros wonderful Greek cooking at a food tent at the recent Poplar Grove Car Show.  My taste buds were definitely surprised by the fresh taste of some classic Greek offerings.

He and his wife Elizabeth offer cooking classes at the Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market on alternating Wednesdays. They also host special events at local restaurants such as the upcoming  Northern Italian Four-Course Dinner at Gloria’s Restaurant located on Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington on Friday, July 27. Two seatings are available at 6:00 and 8:00. The Prix Fixe dinner is $65/person. (For reservations call 910.679.4727.)

So why is a Greek Chef preparing a Northern Italian dinner? Because of the proximity of the Seven Islands of the Ionian Sea to Italy, their cuisine has a lively mixture of Italian, Venetian and French flavors.
So for a unique foodie adventure, join Chef Fouros at Gloria’s on July 27th, or plan to attend one of their cooking classes at Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market.