My Big Fat Greek Cookbook is 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. “This Greek eating tragedy has a beginning (appetizer), a middle (main course), and an end (dessert),” Christos shared. “As my Mama is in her final act, it’s fitting that a quarter of her recipes are desserts. Bon appétit! Kali Orexi! (Insert the sound of breaking plates here . . .)”
This is more than just a list of ingredients or series of steps, of course. 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.
It has everything from iconic egg-lemon sauce to rich soups, sweet pies, and traditional delicacies like rabbit stew and octopus with pasta, accompanied by tales of Greek history and insight into cultural nuances. Recipes include:
- Meatballs (keftedes)
- Lentils (fatkes)
- Stuffed vegetables (gemistra)
- Spinach pie (spanakopita)
- Spaghetti with cheese (makaronia me tyri)
- Roast lamb (arni sto fourno)
- Apple cake (milopita)
- Ride pudding (rizogalo)
- And more!
With stunning photographs throughout and 65 deliciously authentic recipes, this book is a peek into a Greek family that has achieved what so many of us yearn for: a fuller, more meaningful, and joyful life, lived simply and nourished on real, delicious Greek meals that you can access anywhere with this cookbook on hand.
Christos Sourligas is a multiple award-winning film and television writer, director and producer. A storyteller at heart, Christos takes pleasure in entertaining with food, drink and talk.
He travels extensively for work and pleasure, often returning with hilarious stories, and of course, several recipes to share. He can also be seen whooping it up on social media. Christos currently resides in Montreal, Canada.