It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes by Debbie MatenopoulosIt's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes by Debbie Matenopoulos

It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old…

byDebbie MatenopoulosAs told byPeter Capozzi

Paperback | January 9, 2018

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Debbie Matenopoulos, the first member of her family born in America, grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious, authentic Greek cooking that her family had passed down for generations.

By the time Debbie had started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet. But despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and lacking energy. As Debbie’s career as an entertainment news reporter and television host on BS, MTV, E!, and other networks had her constantly on the go, she was grabbing whatever food was readily available. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily—and healthily—realizing her natural weight and regaining her natural energy, stamina, and physique.

Now, in It's All Greek to Me, Debbie shares 120 of her family's traditional Greek recipes and adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare—plus, this new edition features 15 brand new recipes!  

After tasting Debbie’s dishes, such as her mouthwatering version of Spanakopita (Spinach Feta Pie), Kalamaria Kaftera (Spicy Calamari), her family’s secret recipe for Baklava, and, of course, Arni kai Patates (Classic Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potatoes)—you’ll be amazed these delicious foods are good for you. With a foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner, one of the nation’s leading cardiologists, the recipes in It’s All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest diet on the planet: the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Modern science is catching up to what Greeks have known for millennia: health comes from eating natural, whole-food ingredients that haven’t been processed or pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives.

Let It’s All Greek to Me bring your friends and family together to share in the experience of a Greek meal and way of life. Opa!

A portion of all proceeds will benefit the ALS Association.
Both of Debbie Matenopoulos’s parents immigrated to the United States from Greece and instilled in her the concept of philoxenia, a passion for bringing friends, family, and even strangers together over the dinner table for meals made with love.A two-time Emmy® nominee, Debbie has sustained her career as a compelling journalist and tal...
Title:It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 9, 2018Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner

Philotimo and the Greek Art of Living, Loving, Laughing, and . . . Eating Well by Debbie Matenopoulos

This Is Greece! by Peter Capozzi

How to Use This Book

A Few Cooking Tips

The Greek Pantry: From Alpha to Omega



Saltses—Basic Sauces


The Fabulous Athens Baker Boys

Pites—Savory Phyllo Pastries

Soupes kai Stifathes—Soups, Stews, and One-Pot Meals

Psaria—Seafood Main Dishes

A Trip to the Monastery

Hortofagos—Vegetarian Main Dishes

The Butchers of Fanari

Kreata kai Kotopoulo—Meat and Poultry Main Dishes

Lahanika kai Rizi—Vegetables and Rice

Reading Debbie’s Coffee Cup

Glyka—Sweet Pastries, Cakes, and Cookies

Ta Ipolipa—The Extras


About the Authors