In the 17th episode of “Live With Gregory Pappas,” the publisher of The Pappas Post hosts New York-based chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Mina Stone to discuss her newest book and how she transitioned from fashion to food.
Stone is the owner of Mina’s Café at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, where she serves vibrant, Greek-inspired dishes in an all-white, minimalist dining room.
She began in the fashion world and for years cooked lunches at the Brooklyn studio of Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer. She also prepared gallery dinners for New York’s art world. This eventually led her to open her own restaurant.
Since opening her eponymous café in 2019, the fashion-specialist turned chef has quickly become one of the Big Apple’s most innovative and exciting names in the food industry.
Stone also made a splash as an author with her cult-favorite cookbook “Cooking for Artists,” released in 2015. Her latest book, “Lemon, Love and Olive Oil,” serves as a follow-up to its predecessor and documents the recipes from “different avenues” of the chef’s life.
“Lemon, Love and Olive Oil” weaves together more than 80 Mediterranean-style recipes, inspired by Stone’s traditional Greek heritage and namesake restaurant, with the stories that inspired them. Recipes include appetizers, meats, fish, vegetables, salads, beans and lentils, rice, desserts and more.
A limited supply of signed copies are available through the New York-based Greek America Foundation. Click here for more details on how to obtain a copy.
The 17th episode of “Live With Gregory Pappas” with Mina Stone premiered on Wednesday, November 24.
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