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  • Genre:COOKING
  • SubGenre:Regional & Ethnic / Greek
  • Language:English
  • Pages:137
  • eBook ISBN:9781483557649

A Greekalicious Feast

by Maria Benardis

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Overview
In this Ebook of 60 plus recipes passed between the generations, you will find some classics such as melitzanosalata (eggplant dip), deep fried calamari, bougatsa, rice pudding, traditional slow cooked Greek lamb, lahanodolmades (cabbage rolls with avgolemono), moussaka, biftekia (Greek Burgers) and keftedes (Greek meatballs), 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” 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. Maria has also released a book titled “Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health” - Ancient Greek Wisdoms for Cooking, Eating and Living Better”.) All dishes are cooked with Love and Harmony.
Description
In this Ebook of 60 plus recipes passed between the generations, you will find some classics such as melitzanosalata (eggplant dip), deep fried calamari, bougatsa, rice pudding, traditional slow cooked Greek lamb, lahanodolmades (cabbage rolls with avgolemono), moussaka, biftekia (Greek Burgers) and keftedes (Greek meatballs), 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” 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. Maria has also released a book titled “Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health” - Ancient Greek Wisdoms for Cooking, Eating and Living Better”.) All dishes are cooked with Love and Harmony.
About the author
Maria Benardis is a Gourmand award-winning author, health coach, teacher, chef and founder of Greekalicious (www.greekalicious.nyc), Sydney’s first exclusively Greek cooking school. After forging a career in the very stable taxation accounting profession, where she excelled to become a well-respected and highly sought-after taxation and financial specialist she launched Greekalicious turning her passion for Greek cooking and everything Greek into a successful business. What initially started as a Greek cooking school, has expanded to include restaurant consulting, pop-up restaurants, private chef services, an organic line of products, culinary tours to Greece and after completing studies at the Food Coach Institute in Australia, health coaching. She is also the author of two cookbooks titled “My Greek Family Table” (Penguin/Australia), which won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards – Best Mediterranean Cuisine Book in Australia 2009 and “Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health - Ancient Greek Wisdoms for Cooking, Eating and Living Better”. In 2014 Benardis moved to New York City to expand the Greekalicious brand and to share her wisdom and passion about Greek cooking across America. Visit her online: www.mariabenardis.com
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