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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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