Maria Benardis of Greekalicious appeared on Good Day New York (Fox5), 13 August 2015 to discuss Greek food philosophy, Greek food and to make a delicious cherry and feta salad from the re-release of her forthcoming book “Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health”.
Good Day New York is a morning show airing on WNYW Fox 5 (channel 5), hosted by Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes. It is a Fox owned-and-operated television station in New York City, New York that is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation. It was the first morning newscast to air on a Fox-owned station, having launched on August 1, 1988. The program broadcasts each weekday morning from 4:30 to 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The 4:30–7 a.m. portion is a general news/traffic/weather format. The 7-9 a.m. portion still features news, traffic and weather, but also incorporates entertainment news. The 9-10 a.m. hour addition is entertainment segments including celebrity interviews, politicians etc., as well as feature segments, food, fashion and more.
Maria has also released a book titled, My Greek Family Table.
It has 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
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.