Thursday, 7 January 2010

Three Sisters Around The Greek Table

I just finished watching these three spirited and talented Greek sisters on Breakfast Television with my morning 'girlfriend', Dini Pugliese. How proud Canada must be! This cookbook is taking the world by storm. (become their fan here) One more example of the incredible creative power in Canada's 'Cultural Mosaic'. Their parents immigrated from the Peloponnesus region of Greece, from small villages high in the mountains around Kalamata – famous for its olives. They farmed on small terraced gardens along steep hillsides and grew walnuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, olives, figs, beans, cucumbers, peppers, onions, potatoes, eggplants, and zucchini. They raised sheep and goats and from their milk made yogurt, and feta and Mizithra cheeses. They grew grapes, made wine, and even made their own pasta. Their produce was sold at markets, and what they could afford to keep became the basis for their meals and the basis of many of the recipes in this book. "One Country, 200 Cultures" - Patti Friday (gorgeous, yummy, you 'gotta-have' cookbook....Yummy!!!)

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