Renowned Greek-born food writer and author Tassos Antoniou has launched a Kickstarter campaign to promote the upcoming release of “My Greek Salad – The Cookbook,” his compilation of more than 100 delicious Greek-style recipes including salads, moussaka, tzatziki, gyro, seafood, desserts and many others.
Antoniou’s cookbook aims to take participants on an immersive culinary journey, celebrating authentic Greek recipes made with fresh ingredients while offering readers quick and easy recipes, all accompanied by top-tier photographs of the food and of Greece and its famous islands.
Based in London and Athens, Antoniou is the publisher of the Greek-language blog Mama Peinao (meaning “Mom I’m hungry”), one of Greece’s most influential sources in food media with thousands of readers.
Antoniou also recently launched his English-language blog My Greek Salad where he regularly shares recipes ranging from saganaki (pan-seared cheese) to portokalopita (orange phyllo cake with syrup).
The author has spent the past decade traveling all throughout Greece — Mykonos, Santorini, Kalamata, Thessaloniki and so on — in order to gather his favorite locally homemade recipes and compile them into a comprehensive book. He has since tasted and re-tasted all the recipes (at least five times each) in his kitchen studio.
Antoniou has been a guest on national TV in Greece and likewise has curated a monthly column at the country’s leading food magazine Vima Gourmet.
Additionally, his best-selling Greek-language cookbook “Για να μην ξαναπείς ποτέ Μαμά Πεινάω” (So you never have to say “Mom, I’m hungry” again) won in Greece’s category of “Best Easy Recipes Cookbook” at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2015.
Following Antoniou’s 2016 presentations of his best-seller in New York City and London, the blogger’s new project looks to share Mediterranean cuisine and its health benefits with the broader world.
Selective supporters of the campaign will be invited to feature their own Greek-inspired recipe in the book’s special section, and rewards for other backers vary from the actual printed cookbook and uniquely designed kitchen textiles (aprons, tea towels) to a gift box of gourmet Greek delicacies and a one-on-one cooking class with Antoniou.
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