For thousands of years, the food of the Mediterranean has been known to help improve physical and mental health. When author Anna Naltsatzian Bourla was diagnosed with breast cancer, her world fell apart. Seeking the solace and peace of her home country in the aftermath of her treatment, she returned to Greece, where her mother had been a professional chef. Naltsatzian Bourla consulted with doctors, home-cooks, and the Mediterranean’s famously long-lived monks to refine the recipes that she collected and bring out their potent nutritional benefits. The result is this mouth-watering volume of authentic Greek recipes that naturally make you healthier and happier.
With appetizers, soups, meat and vegetarian courses, desserts, and more, this cookbook is essential for anyone who wants to feed the mind and body. The author clearly discusses the vitamins and nutrients in these recipes with practical explanations of their benefits. Information on Greek cheeses, olive oil, herbs and spices, and the storage and serving of wine is also included. Enjoy dishes, including rich, flaky spanakopitakia, savory moussakas, and honey-sweet baklava, at home and with friends. Kali orexi!