New cookbook to aid Greek food relief organization

A Taste of GreeceReleased earlier this summer, the new book A Taste of Greece is more than just a cookbook. In addition to featuring fantastic time-honored recipes, it is also a fundraiser for a Greek food relief organization that is facing an ever-increasing need due to the refugee crisis.

The cookbook represents a collaborative effort between HRH Princess Tatiana, who has made Athens her home since 2013; Diana Farr Louis, a New Yorker who first came to Greece in 1963; and the Athens-based NGO Boroume ("We Can"). Founded in 2011, Boroume is the only nonprofit organization in Greece dedicated to reducing food waste and fighting malnutrition at the same time, by creating networks of food donors and receivers throughout the country. You can find more information about Boroume in a recent Paste Magazine article. 

A Taste of Greece brought together well-known personalities from across the world - including EYB Member Laurie Constantino (tasteslike) - who all share a special bond with this ever fascinating Mediterranean country. The contributors have chosen to share their favorite local food recipes to give life to their personal connection with Greece and shed light on the nation's multifaceted appeal. The recipes that Laurie contributed are Pastitsio with Greens (vegetarian), Mushroom Stifado (vegan), and Salmon Kleftiko (cooked in foil packet). You can find the Mushroom Stifado recipe in a review of the cookbook.

6 Comments

  • ellabee  on  8/12/2016 at 11:01 AM

    Thanks so much for this! Have been wanting to add a Greek cookbook to my shelf, and this one sounds delicious with bonus of doing some good.

  • tasteslike  on  8/12/2016 at 2:27 PM

    Darcie, Fiona, and Jane, Thank you so much for posting this. As Darcie noted, the refugee/migrant situation, on top of the economic crisis, means food relief is needed in Greece now more than ever. Boroume is a great organization, and the book is a great way to help it AND get a terrific cookbook at the same time.

  • tasteslike  on  8/12/2016 at 2:28 PM

    Thank you Ellabee!

  • SilverSage  on  8/13/2016 at 8:56 AM

    What a great thing to do! I'm adding it to my shopping cart.

  • SilverSage  on  8/15/2016 at 7:11 PM

    My copy arrived today - it looks good,and I'm pleased to see the variety of contributors. Ill post recipe.reviews as I use it.

  • sbh2006  on  9/30/2016 at 3:34 AM

    I ordered this after seeing it profiled here; a fantastic cookbook for a great cause and I will be reviewing it soon!

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