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Other Works by Susanna Hoffman
Other Works by Susanna Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman is also the author and co-author of five food books, two popular non-fiction volumes, and two ethnographic films:


America's Big Bold Food (forthcoming), Workman Press  
   

THE OLIVE AND THE CAPER:
ADVENTURES IN GREEK COOKING
(Workman Press, 2004), 
In Corfu, Susanna and a taverna owner cook shrimp fresh from the sea, and she offers us boldly-flavored Shrimp with Fennel, Green Olives, Red Onion, and White Wine. She gathers wild greens and herbs with neighbors, inspiring Big Beans with Thyme and Parsley, and Field Greens and Ouzo Pie. She learns the secret to chewy country bread from the baker on Santorini and translates it for American kitchens. Including 325 recipes developed in collaboration with Victoria Wise. The Olive and the Caper celebrates all things Greek: Chicken Neo-Avgolemeno. Fall-off-the-bone Lamb Shanks seasoned with garlic, thyme, cinnamon and coriander. Siren-like sweets, from world-renowned Baklava to uniquely Greek preserves: Rose Petal, Cherry and Grappa, Apricot and Metaxa.

In addition, the book opens with a sixteen-page full-color section and has dozens of lively essays about the origins of Greek food, village life, history, language, and customs, making this a compelling adventure in reading as well as cooking.  Over 40,000 copies in print.

   
THE WELL-FILLED MICROWAVE
co-authored with Victoria Wise
(Workman Press, 1996)
When asked to exploring the diversity of the microwave, Susanna and Victoria tackled how it can be part of a convenient, fresh, wholesome, and delicious diet. 350 inventive recipes include such suggestions as Fish Filets Brazilian Style and Double Chocolate Pudding.
 
   
THE WELL-FILLED TORTILLA
co-authored with Victoria Wise
(Workman Press,1990),
Like a blank canvas but much tastier, the ubiquitous corn or flour tortilla is the perfect vehicle for every sort of food. A passionate feast of tacos, filled with foods from all over the world, as well as burritos, tostadas, quesadillas, and chimichangas.  Also festooned is the big enchilada, both Red or Green Chicken. Here are over 200 recipes with illustrations throughout.  Over 300,000 in print.
 
   
GOOD AND PLENTY-AMERICA'S NEW HOME COOKING
co-authored with Victoria Wise
(Harper Row, 1988).
Hoffman and Wise are both home and restaurant cooks; here they offer a diverse collection of easy, undemanding recipes for family and friends. Included are familiar and innovative pastas, dishes from the grill, main-course salads, pizzas and tacos, quick desserts.  Lively lists of variations are suggested for many of the recipes. With its informative sidebars and fresh approach, this is sort of a West Coast Silver Palate Cookbook with broad appeal. Likely to have broad appeal.
 
   
Men Who Are Good For You and Men Who are Bad: Learning to Tell the Difference 
December 1987
 
   
The Classified Man: Twenty-Two Types of Men (And What to Do About Them)
January 1983
 
   
Films  
   
KYPSELI: Men and Women Apart, A Divided Reality
1972
Kypseli is a "traditional peasant" village on the Greek Island of Thera, known to tourists as Santorini. Geographically, this island is one of the southern Sporades and is included among the group known as the Cyclades. This forty-minute film (University of San Francisco) asks the questions: "How do people structure daily life? How do people make sense out of life?"
Video Study Guide (pdf)
   
THE NATURE OF CULTURE, part of the Faces of Culture series for National Public Television  



 


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