Cookbook Giveaway - My Greek Family Table

My Greek Family Table: Fresh, Regional Recipes by Maria Benardis is a re-release of the 2009 edition.

This book shares the stories of her summers cooking at her grandmother's elbow on the Greek island of Psara, and places an emphasis on eating for health and well-being. As Maria says, "This book is as much about the importance of the family and friends who share our table as it is about food." 

For more information on this cookbook, please see our review post, which shares a recipe for Lamb Filo Parcels.

We are pleased to offer five copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 25th, 2017



  • mwaters  on  5/22/2017 at 10:16 AM

    Spicy ouzo keftedes stuffed with kasseri cheese

  • RNJessicaK  on  5/22/2017 at 10:20 AM

    Must try the Watermelon Soup!!

  • Joy001  on  5/22/2017 at 10:28 AM

    Greek-style lentil soup

  • mwaters  on  5/22/2017 at 10:28 AM

    Barley and pomegranate salad

  • skipeterson  on  5/22/2017 at 10:54 AM

    Mushrooms with ouzo and basil

  • kgmom  on  5/22/2017 at 10:58 AM

    I'd love to try Deep-Fried Artichokes with Yogurt and Walnut Dip. Looks delicious!

  • lisatrev  on  5/22/2017 at 11:07 AM

    Rabbit stifado with saffron mash. Sounds amazing!

  • lgroom  on  5/22/2017 at 11:16 AM

    I think I need to try them all but I'll do the Santorini salad first.

  • lebarron2001  on  5/22/2017 at 11:17 AM

    Barbecued Greek Style Lamb

  • AGENT99  on  5/22/2017 at 11:19 AM

    Kalamata olive bread

  • ravensfan  on  5/22/2017 at 11:32 AM

    Haloumi, basil, and tomato salad

  • sgump  on  5/22/2017 at 11:52 AM

    The radish and currant salad sounds refreshing!

  • Kristjudy  on  5/22/2017 at 1:56 PM


  • kitchenfrolic  on  5/22/2017 at 6:30 PM

    I definitely would love to try the Greek-style fish and chips!

  • Siegal  on  5/22/2017 at 9:18 PM

    I would like to make moussaka!

  • trudys_person  on  5/22/2017 at 10:37 PM

    The Cyclades Potato Salad sounds very flavourful!

  • akrupnick  on  5/22/2017 at 11:00 PM

    Barley and pomegranate salad

  • lhudson  on  5/23/2017 at 6:17 AM

    Suummer Watermelon Soup

  • vickster  on  5/23/2017 at 7:48 AM

    Figs with anchovy fillets - love finding new uses for my figs!

  • lpatterson412  on  5/23/2017 at 3:53 PM

    Plaki Barbouni looks really good to me!

  • Barbk14  on  5/23/2017 at 5:28 PM

    Kalamata Olive bread sounds good. Bet it taste good.

  • Karla123  on  5/23/2017 at 7:31 PM

    A glass of "Hippocrates’ spiced wine" sounds nice!

  • tapeitzman  on  5/23/2017 at 7:55 PM

    Squid stuffed with feta, fresh herbs, and tomatoes

  • skbaker3791  on  5/23/2017 at 8:02 PM

    I'm so fascinated by Greek mayonnaise and would love to try this version!

  • JenJoLa  on  5/23/2017 at 9:57 PM

    Summer watermelon soup sounds interesting.

  • davisesq212  on  5/24/2017 at 11:04 AM

    Greek style lentil soup would be my first try!

  • Microem1  on  5/25/2017 at 4:18 AM

    the watermelon soup xxx

  • Kelos  on  5/25/2017 at 4:26 AM

    Spanakopita - I love these pies!

  • sgpinson  on  5/25/2017 at 8:49 AM

    The Greek feta crusted lamb salad with yellow beets and pomegranate seeds sounds amazing!

  • annierae  on  5/25/2017 at 8:56 AM

    Spanakopita would be lovely!

  • keelz23  on  5/25/2017 at 9:22 AM

    The cyclades potato salad!

  • nandag  on  5/25/2017 at 10:53 AM

    Cinnamon-rubbed chicken stuffed with rice, pine nuts, and grapes

  • Dmartin997  on  5/25/2017 at 12:03 PM

    Traditional Greek Lamb with pasta

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  5/25/2017 at 12:19 PM

    I would like to try making the Barley and pomegranate salad first. I love these two ingredients.

  • InAHealthyKitchen  on  5/25/2017 at 12:56 PM

    I want to make the zesty pomegranate and pastourma salad, once I found out what pastourma was ;)

  • dbielick  on  5/25/2017 at 1:05 PM

    Cyclades potato salad

  • matag  on  5/25/2017 at 2:35 PM


  • jlemoine  on  5/25/2017 at 8:15 PM

    The chicken with herbed feta crust sounds amazing.

  • linmin  on  5/25/2017 at 8:37 PM


  • love2chow  on  5/26/2017 at 9:07 AM

    Greek-style grilled vegetables with caper and myzithra sauce

  • magicandmayhem  on  5/26/2017 at 3:05 PM

    Deep-Fried Artichokes with Yogurt and Walnut Dip

  • PennyG  on  5/26/2017 at 5:08 PM


  • juazella  on  5/26/2017 at 5:19 PM

    Cyclades potato salad

  • Rutikazooty  on  5/26/2017 at 10:21 PM

    Santorini Salad

  • t.t  on  5/27/2017 at 12:28 AM


  • Lorri821  on  5/27/2017 at 6:22 AM

    Haloumi salad

  • kalex426  on  5/28/2017 at 12:00 PM

    Goat and pine nut dolmades (luckily I can get goat at my local farmers market).

  • talieUS  on  5/28/2017 at 12:03 PM

    I will definitively try the Greek feta crusted lamb salad with yellow beets and pomegranate seeds - lamb and pomegranate are top of my list of favorite food!

  • lselke  on  5/29/2017 at 2:39 PM

    Chargrilled haloumi in grape leaves. Sounds easy and perfect for summer.

  • gqbrave  on  5/29/2017 at 3:30 PM

    Im really split between three choices. The chicken with herb feta crust; braised chicken livers; or the cinnamon rubbed stuffed chicken.

  • RSW  on  5/30/2017 at 10:31 AM


  • Scotsman61  on  5/30/2017 at 6:23 PM

    Barbecued Greek Style Lamb Tzatziki

  • fiarose  on  5/31/2017 at 11:36 AM

    get ready for the list, i'm a sucker for greek food. watermelon, kalamata, and feta salad; salad from crete; radish and currant salad; walnut, fig, kasseri, and pastourma salad; tirokafteri; sea urchins (always wanted to try them!); chargrilled halloumi in grape leaves; snails with rosemary and garlic; mastic-infused shrimp in kataifi pastry; smoked samon and feta in filo parcels; prawn and scallop filo parcels; country-style baby eggplants; spanakopita (of course); salmon with pistachio crust; squid stuffed with feta, herbs, and tomatoes; octopus stifado; rabbit stifado with saffron mash; halva with cherry; spiced wine; yogurt cake; ricotta cakes with fresh figs; yogurt with pomegranate, honey, and cinnamon...the whole book, who am i kidding

  • Ilisa  on  5/31/2017 at 12:34 PM

    Mmm! Cinnamon rubbed Stuffed Chicken and also tzatiki!

  • annieski  on  6/2/2017 at 6:16 AM

    Walnut skordalia

  • sarahawker  on  6/2/2017 at 8:24 AM

    Mushrooms with ouzo and basil sounds lovely.

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  6/7/2017 at 5:43 PM

    My Aunt Stavroula’s famous galaktoboureko

  • kitchenclimbers  on  6/8/2017 at 1:36 PM

    lentil soup

  • RoseMGenuine  on  6/9/2017 at 8:38 PM

    Ouzo spiked oysters. Dare I? I like oysters and I like ouzo (anything that tastes like anise!) so...maybe I'd try it.

  • Uhmandanicole  on  6/12/2017 at 4:27 AM

    Ouzo-spiked oysters !

  • nomadchowwoman  on  6/12/2017 at 9:57 AM

    The watermelon soup sounds perfect for the hot days ahead.

  • JanScholl  on  6/13/2017 at 12:32 AM

    watermelon and feta salad

  • hpadvantag  on  6/13/2017 at 6:17 AM

    Lamb parcels look wonderful

  • tarae1204  on  6/15/2017 at 2:06 PM

    Figs with anchovy fillets sounds really interesting!

  • mommaG  on  6/15/2017 at 4:23 PM


  • ACanadianBaker  on  6/16/2017 at 9:30 PM

    Zesty pomegranate and pastourma salad, oh my!

  • rivergait  on  6/17/2017 at 1:05 AM

    figs with anchovy fillets; a good use for all the luscious figs on my 2 trees

  • sequoia55  on  6/17/2017 at 2:05 AM

    Barbecued Greek Style Lamb

  • dzant  on  6/17/2017 at 7:18 AM

    Mushrooms with Ouzo and Basil would be my first and then figs with anchovies!

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  6/17/2017 at 11:49 AM

    the Radish and Currant Salad from page 24 sounds interesting

  • jaholz  on  6/17/2017 at 3:36 PM

    greek style lentil soup

  • kitblu  on  6/17/2017 at 5:15 PM

    The Kalamata olive bread is one of the first recipes I would try. I have all the ingredients and a bread machine. I would have to keep the doors closed unless I want to share it with the neighbourhood.

  • cocecitycook  on  6/20/2017 at 6:50 AM

    Kalamata olive bread, yummy!

  • meggan  on  6/20/2017 at 12:24 PM

    Chicken avgolemono soup !

  • MarshaG  on  6/26/2017 at 7:44 AM

    Everything with kalamatas!

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