My Greek Family Table (USA/Canada edition)

More than 100 Greek recipes, updated for the modern home cook.

Greek dishes have influenced other cultures for thousands of years. The dishes and preparation are simple; the taste, divine. In My Greek Family Table, Maria Benardis describes her summers of cooking at her grandmother’s elbow on the Greek island of Psara, and places an emphasis on eating for health and well-being. The foods of ancient Greece are as relevant—and delicious—as ever, showcased in recipes such as:

  • Barley and Pomegranate Salad
  • Chicken with Herbed Feta Crust
  • Lamb with Avgolemono (egg and lemon sauce)
  • Hippocrates’ Spiced Wine

The recipes in MY GREEK FAMILY TABLE feature an abundance of vegetables, healthy fats, and wholesome ingredients, and there is healing wisdom throughout the book as well as a glossary of the “Healing Ingredients of Greece” to show readers how to choose ingredients to treat ailments.

Written with passion and beautifully photographed, My Greek Family Table is a personal invitation to experience all the depth and flavor of Greek cooking and the wonderful spirit of kerasma—the offering of food to those we love. The book also includes ancient Greek healing wisdom from Hippocrates and other ancient Greek healers.

How to Purchase My Greek Family Table

You can purchase the book and ebook  from various book sellers including the below.

Buy from Countryman Press
Buy from Amazon

Click below to buy the ebook or go to the Apple ibook store for iPad, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, eBookPie and Reader Store (for Sony Reader).

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Eva

The best representation of the authentic Greek cuisine
Oh my God! I loved it so much! Such a beautiful work and representation of the Greek culture with some gourmet additions that just take this recipe book to another level. I am Cretan, and finding something genuine when it comes to authentic Greek cooking hasn’t been an easy quest…We Greeks are very proud of our food and sharing it with the people we love is part of our culture, part of the Greek Philoxenia.
Food HAS to be prepared just right and with the proper ingredients to represent the family who is hosting the table. A family table full of history, spices and good people. This book is what it says it is. My Greek Family Table. Thank you M. Benardis.

Danielle

An Emotional Roller Coaster
I never had a clue that a cookbook could make you laugh, cry, and feel the need to cook right away! This book is more than just a cookbook, it’s a story of family, love, and delicious Greek traditions! I definitely recommend this book for those who like a bit of a story behind the delicious dishes they make. – Danielle
I’ve always loved the Greek cooking so needed a book to help me make my own. The recipes are good and various and I enjoy the reading.

K2

If you love to cook, you will enjoy this book
Attended an event where Maria spoke about her book. This book has some wonderful recipes. It also includes some information on healing spices used in Greek cooking to help with health conditions.

Jane G

Great Recipes!
We bought this as a present for someone who enjoys cooking various types of food. He really liked it and within a week of receiving this book, had already made 4 of the recipes (with great reviews from those who tasted them)!

Kevin Saunders

Can 100% verify the food in this book is amazing

I attended a cooking class in NYC offered by the author and the food was amazing! I had to buy the book after just to get more of it. Incredibly patient and thoughtful chef. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from her and cooking the food in her cookbook.

Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health

Ancient Greek Wisdoms for Cooking, Eating and Living Better

Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health gives readers all the tools and know-how needed to cook joyfully, with agapi (Greek word for unconditional love) and eat for longevity. It teaches you how to cook intuitively using ingredients that harmonise your body and mind. Cooking and eating will become a time to celebrate, a joyful experience, a time to connect with yourself, a time to awaken to new experiences and to heal. You can begin to explore and rediscover the farmacy of nature for personal healing instead of the pharmacy.
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The first section of Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health begins with the ten ancient Greek wisdoms to adopt in the kitchen and when eating to ensure happy and stress free cooking. The ancient Greeks had an emphasis on cooking spiritually rather than stressfully. Positive affirmations are also included. Affirmations were used by the ancient Greeks to look at the world and life from a positive frame of mind and to promote healing within.

The second section of Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health features some key ingredients and their healing benefits noted by Hippocrates and other ancients that were used by them in their cooking and in potions to heal health conditions. Recipes are included to showcase the healing ingredients.

Healthy eating and a healthy mind were the two key components practiced by the ancient Greeks to ensure healthy living and longevity – “Let medicine be thy food and food thy medicine”. The natural force within each of us is the greatest healer of disease” Hippocrates. Many people during these times lived up to the age of 200 years old a rare occurrence now days. We all have the potential to live long and healthy lives and this book will provide you with the know-how.

Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health is an essential addition to every kitchen!

How to Purchase  – Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health

You can purchase the book and ebook from various book sellers including the below.

Buy from Balboa Press
Buy from Amazon 

The ebook can be purchased on the Apple ibook store for iPad, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, eBookPie and Reader Store (for Sony Reader).

A Greekalicious Feast

In this recipe book there are over 60 recipes passed between the generations, you will find some classics such as deep fried calamari, rice pudding, bougatsa, traditional Greek lamb and keftedes, regional dishes from around Greece and some modern adaptations of traditional dishes – Chocolate Loukoumades (Greek doughnuts) and Kangaroo with trahana and honey caramalised onions.

Alongside are detailed notes on each recipe sharing stories, mythology and historical context of the dish or ingredient. Also featured are the healing benefits noted by Hippocrates and other Ancient Greek philosophers. The stories will connect you and take you on a journey of discovery and revelations – a Grecian Gastronomical Journey.

Written with passion and photographed, “My Greekalicious Feast” is the first of a two part series and follows the release of Maria’s published book “My Greek Family Table” (Penguin) which won the GOURMAND world cookbook awards 2009 – Best Mediterranean cuisine book in Australia.

All dishes are cooked with Love and Harmony.

How to Purchase  – A Greekalicious Feast

Buy from Amazon

My Greekalicious Feast can also be purchased on the Apple ibook store for iPad, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, eBookPie. and Reader Store (for Sony Reader).

My Greek Family Table (Australia/UK/NZ edition)

In these 100 Greek food recipes, passed between the generations, you will find time-honoured classics such as moussaka and souvlakia, as well as modern adaptations of traditional dishes – spicy ouzo keftedes and filo pizza with lamb.  Alongside are the intimate tales of family life: an aunt learning to make Greek Easter bread in war-ravaged Kalamata; a generation of relatives arriving to make a new home in Australia, their suitcases bulging with their beloved ingredients; the author as a child keeping a secret vegie garden on the island of Psara.
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Written with passion and beautifully photographed, My Greek Family Table is a personal invitation to experience all the depth and flavour of Greek food recipes and the wonderful spirit of kerasma – the offering of food to those we love.

Discover Greek Food and Recipes with “My Greek Family Table” recipe book; which was awarded Best Mediterranean Cuisine Book in Australia at the 2009 Gourmand World Cook Book Awards.  A personally signed copy along with other delectable Greekalicious items may be purchased from our Shop including cooking classes in Sydney and Greek cooking essentials.

TV personality Peter Everett interviews Maria Benardis about this book. Click here to view the interview with Peter Everett

How to Purchase  – My Greek Family Table (Australia/UK/NZ edition)

You can also purchase this My Greek Family Table at all good bookstores in Australia, the UK and New Zealand, or online at the following locations: