SBS Feast Magazine – April 2013
At the Table:The Cyclades with Maria Benardis
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Maria discusses Greekalicious and the philosophy behind the company. She also makes some delicious and Greekalicious dishes from the Cyclades.
At Greekalicious we view food as medicine. When we cook, we cook to nourish the mind, body and spirit. The secret to any successful meal is simplicity, fresh organic ingredients wherever possible, agape (unconditional love) and intuition. Above all don’t be afraid to have a go and to make it a fun experience.
“Helping humanity thrive and realize their limitless potential by equipping them with the know-how to maximize their health and wellness.”
At Greekalicious our philosophy is to teach people to cook simple Greek dishes using methods established in Greek kitchens more than 3,000 years ago. These simple methods have characterized the original and unique flavors of the best Greek cookery. The emphasis is always on simplicity, the harmonious use of ingredients, season in moderation, and an important emphasis on quality. We use wherever possible ingredients that are grown using sustainable and respectable ways.
We teach you how to live a long and healthy life by adopting Ancient wisdoms and philosophies. Philosophies that have being proven to work. A mind, body, spirit approach based on the Ancient Greek wisdom-based diet.
We incorporate the wisdom:
“Let medicine be thy food and food thy medicine” – Hippocrates
“The natural force within each of us is the greatest healer of disease” – Hippocrates
“Nature itself is the best physician” – Hippocrates
Above all we practice an Ancient Greek tradition of cooking with “agapi” (unconditional love).
Greek dishes have been influencing other cultures for thousands of years. Join us and discover why.
You will find all the recipes in her book/eBook “My Greek Family Table”
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.