Yiayia: Time-perfected Recipes from Greece’s Grandmothers (Hardcover)
Yiayia: Time-perfected Recipes 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 Courgettes from Lesvos, a Cycladic Fourtalia, Corfiot spicy Bourdeto Stew, Ionian pasta dishes, Cretan Dakos salad, Watermelon Cake from Milos.Yiayia maps 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.
Follow Anastasia's journey through Greece as each yiayia welcomes you into their home – cook with them in their kitchen, learn their time-perfected techniques and read the memories that season this book. With stunning location photography and heartwarming interviews, you can discover the true food of Greece and the characterful grandmothers behind beaded curtains in white-washed homes.
"A joyful, delicious celebration of Greece's Yiayias and the wonderful food they quietly, skillfully cook. This book will transport you, warm your soul and make you a better cook. I love it." – Rosie Birkett
About the Author
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.