Yiayia: Regional Recipes and Stories from Greece's Grandmothers showcases regional Greek cookery and features sharing and feasting dishes, mainly vegetarian, from the kitchens of grandmothers across Greece. Think stuffed zucchini from Lesvos. A Tinian fourtalia. Corfiot spicy bourdeto stew. Ionian pasta dishes. Cretan Dakos salad. Watermelon cake from Milos. Despite its popularity, what people know of Greek cuisine is still fairly limited when considering the breadth and diversity of dishes you can find in homes across its 6,000 islands and mainland. Yiayia will map out the diverse dishes of Greece - far beyond the most commonly-known Moussaka, Greek Salad, and tzatziki dip - through the fascinating recipes and stories of its Yiayiades. With stunning location photography and heartwarming interviews, you can discover the true food of Greece and the characterful grandmothers behind it.
Publication Date: 05/30/2023
Founder of the Matriarch Eats brand, Anastasia Miari has been cooking with and interviewing the world's grandmothers for six years. She holds a Guild of Food Writer's Award for 'inspired storytelling and great journalistic integrity'. She freelances for Lonely Planet Guides, Monocle Magazine, Konfekt Magazine, the Guardian, the Sunday Times and is Courier magazine's Athens-based correspondent. Anastasia is also the author of Grand Dishes, a book of stories and recipes from grandmothers of the globe inspired by her own Greek grandmother (Unbound, 2021). She was invited to cook with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Alba on The Drew Barrymore Show to launch the book.