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Cookbooks for Greek American Heritage Month


Cookbooks for Greek American Heritage Month

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March is Greek-American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the core components of Greek culture and ideals. Also known as Hellenic History Month, the celebration coincides with National Greek Independence Day on March 25.

Food and the social act of sharing food is crucial to Greek culture. Greek cuisine is world-renowned for its healthy, fresh, and flavorful plates. 

Launch into a culinary adventure with these cookbooks available with your Livingston Library card featuring Greek food that include timeless classics and modern recipes.


Mazi : Modern Greek Food by Christina Mouratoglou

Mazi means together in Greek and is also the name of the restaurant in London’s Notting Hill from which this collection of recipes is derived. Proprietors Mouratoglou and Carré share their fresh, inventive take on modern Greek food with dishes influenced by the history of the region and abundance of local ingredients.

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook : Classic Mediterranean Comfort Food Recipe by Christas Sourligas

A comprehensive, contemporary overview of Greek food, recipes, and family culture as documented by the son of a Greek immigrant as his mother neared the end of her life.  It’s filled with simple recipes, gorgeous photographs, traditional meals, memories, and tidbits of information that draw family and friends to Greek tables time and again.

My Greek Family Table : Fresh, Regional Recipes by Maria Benardis

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 SaladChicken with Herbed Feta CrustLamb with Avgolemono (egg and lemon sauce) Hippocrates Spiced Wine.

My Greek Table : Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking From My Kitchen to Yours by Diane Kochilas

Inspired by her travels and family gatherings, the recipes and stories Kochilas shares here celebrate the variety of food and the culture of Greece. Her Mediterranean meals, crafted from natural ingredients and prepared in the region’s traditional styles–as well as innovative updates to classic favorites–cover a diverse range of appetizers, main courses, and desserts to create … feasts just like the ones Diane enjoys with her family when they sit down at her table.


Opa! : the Healthy Greek Cookbook : Modern Mediterranean Recipes for Living the Good Life by Theo Stephan

Featuring everyday ingredients, simple recipes, and a tantalizing introduction to Greece’s naturally nutritious cuisine, this cookbook makes eating rich and being healthy a Mediterranean breeze.

Orexi! : Feasting at the Modern Greek Table by Theo A. Michaels

Kali orexi is the Greek equivalent of bon appétit and this enticing book will certainly whet your appetite! Organized in chapters entitled Meze, Sea, Land, Sun and Fire, Theo’s recipes evoke a sense of connection to nature, seasonality, abundance, and sociable eating.. Meze features mouth-watering small plates for sharing. The sea is woven into Greek culture and seafood is a staple, as is meat—rabbit, goat, chicken, and lamb are mainstays with pork enjoyed at celebrations.

Sea Salt and Honey : our Greek Way of Life Through 100 Sun-Drenched Recipes by Olivia Tsakiris

An enchanting celebration of Greek provincial life-its charming culture and sublime food-captured in 100 delectable recipes and captivating stories from the Greek-American Tsakiris family, accompanied by more than 100 visually stunning full-color photographs by James Beard award-winning photographer Romas Foord.

Yiayia : Time-Perfected Recipes from Greece’s Grandmothers by Anastasia Miari

This book showcases regional Greek cookery and features sharing and feasting dishes, mainly vegetarian, from the kitchens of grandmothers across Greece.

–Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian


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