Sweet Greek: Authentic Recipes for Every Occasion (Hardcover)
Kathy Tsaples’ parents fled war-ravaged Greece for Australia with no money, no language skills, and only one suitcase. Despite hardships, they managed to make a sweet life with family gatherings centered around delicious Greek food. As Tsaples says, “My most beautiful memories are those created around the kitchen and dinner table.” After surviving a stage 3 cancer diagnosis as an adult, Tsaples took life by the reigns and decided to open Sweet Greek in the Prahran Market in Melbourne to share her heritage and love of Greek food. It and this cookbook have been wildly popular in Australia. Now, a North American version has been released. Recipes from Tsaples’ mother, family, and friends are organized around feasts from the Greek Orthodox calendar, winter meals, and sweets. I made Melitsanosalata (Eggplant Dip) this week which received rave reviews from Blue Willow Bookshop staff. I will make it again… and again. Hmm… what’s next? The photography is beautiful; the recipes enticing. It will be hard to choose.— Kimberly
"The holy book of Greek food." --Christos Sourligas, bestselling author of My Big Fat Greek Cookbook
A collection of 90+ traditional Greek recipes that will help you master classic favourites like spanakopita and baclava, and add dozens of new treats to your repertoire.
Kathy Tsaples's parents arrived in Australia as part of the early-1950s wave of immigrants from Greece and their household in Melbourne became a regular gathering place for the Greek families in their neighbourhood, nourished by Kathy's mother's cooking. Fast forward a few decades and following a battle with cancer that caused her to re-evaluate her life's purpose, Kathy began to focus on the Hellenic cuisine handed down to her. She opened a shop and soon began collecting her family's recipes into a book to share with home cooks.
Stock your kitchen with Mediterranean staples like olive oil, lemon, olives, feta, rosemary, eggplant, spinach, tomato, peppers, dried beans, fish, and lamb and let Kathy teach you to make:
- Eggplant Dip
- Slow Roasted Okra Casserole
- Chargrilled Octopus
- Fig Spoon Sweet
- and so many more
Organized around feasts from the Greek Orthodox calendar as well as national holidays, the book also has a chapter dedicated to winter meals and another all about sweets. With 90+ wholesome, highly flavourful recipes adapted for the North American kitchen, accompanied by rustic photography and family ephemera, Sweet Greek will help you master familiar Greek favourites like moussaka, tzatziki, spanakopita, dolmades, and baclava, and add dozens of new treats to your repertoire.