Kathy Tsaples

Cookbook- Sweet Greek Life- My Shared Table- By Kathy Tsaples


 Cookbook- Sweet Greek Life- My Shared Table- By Kathy Tsaples 

Sweet Greek Life is an exquisite compilation of 116 traditional dishes thoughtfully reimagined for contemporary dining, tracing the author's deep-rooted connection to Greek cuisine and culture. Impeccably curated by Leesa O’Reilly and masterfully captured by John Laurie's lens, it stands as a remarkable repertoire of recipes that will captivate both novice home cooks and seasoned chefs.

This book is a vibrant tribute to life, a treasure trove of cherished traditions, and a promise of culinary delights yet to come. It's a culinary companion destined to be well-worn, featuring recipes that will swiftly become staples in the repertoire of its readers. With bold flavours, accessible ingredients, and a spectrum of sweet and Savory creations – from feta loukoumades drizzled with honey to perfectly roasted wood-fired goat – Tsaples' signature modern approach breathes new life into classics, adds a Hellenic twist to Western favourites, and makes them all easily attainable.


About the Author

In the 1950s and 60s, Australia experienced a new wave of multiculturalism. The country brought new hopes and dreams for Kathy's parents and the many who migrated from Europe seeking a better life.

Born in the migrant suburb of Richmond, she grew up learning to cook traditional Greek cuisine from her mother. These recipes had been passed down through generations. Her food was deeply engrained with her culture and spirit.

Kathy learned to cook instinctively through her family. Hellenic cuisine evoked memories she would cherish forever. Her food was a celebration of life!

She now stands proudly behind her two cookbooks, Sweet Greek and Sweet Greek Life. In 2016, she was awarded the winner of the HACCI Award for business excellence. Her vision to share her love for food and the Hellenic culture has materialized more than she could have imagined.

Sharing her passion, she invites everyone to experience Sweet Greek for themselves.

"Food for me is the essence of life and life shared with family and friends is beautiful. Food in general brings people together - it's part of the glue that binds society. Being Greek is about celebrating life with the ones we love. It's about spreading the table with delicious dishes bringing everyone together, feasting, laughing, drinking, listening to music, singing and dancing. Treasured moments to become lifelong treasured memories."

What she has come to realize over the last few years, especially since establishing the "Sweet Greek Shop," is that cooking fulfills those fundamental needs we all share - the desire to create, contribute, share, and love. For her, this encompasses the core of preparing something special for loved ones. It involves using her own hands to craft something from simple, honest ingredients, a creation not driven by sustenance or financial gain, but solely aimed at bestowing warmth and happiness, however modest, upon another person's life.

Family, life, her friends, their well-being and joy, her culture, and heritage hold immense significance for her. She places great value on upholding the legacy that their parents have bequeathed and passing it on to future generations

"Everyone relates to food based on their own experience, and it is this experience that creates treasured memories that are really all we have, and what life is all about.”

– Kathy Tsaples, founder of Sweet Greek

 394 Pages


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
riana vanderbyl
The Greek life is Sweet

I adore this beautiful book. It is a feast for the eyes, filled with enticing photographs of memorable Greek dishes, and family histories, that linger in time. It is a treasure to explore and a sheer delight for creating the meals and deserts that are easy to prepare. Some with specifically Greek ingredients like Masticha from the island of Chios, but most use ingredients at hand for that authentic taste we all adore. First stop Tahini ice cream with Halva. Whether you have travelled widely in Greece or just love sweet indulgences you will find lots to enjoy here, and perhaps something unexpected. My new favourite book.

Your enthusiasm for Kathy's book is truly heartwarming! We're thrilled to hear that you adore it and find it to be a feast for the eyes, filled with enticing photographs and memorable Greek dishes. It's fantastic to know that the family histories included in the book resonate with you and add an extra layer of richness to your experience. We're delighted that you find the recipes easy to prepare and appreciate the use of both traditional Greek ingredients and those readily available. The Tahini ice cream with Halva is such a delicious treat! Enjoy!

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