My Big Fat Greek Cookbook: Classic Mediterranean Soul Food Recipes

65 Deliciously Authentic Recipes Straight from Mama’s Kitchen

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook is a comprehensive, contemporary overview of Greek food, recipes, and family culture as documented by the son of a Greek immigrant as his mother neared the end of her life. “This Greek eating tragedy has a beginning (appetizer), a middle (main course), and an end (dessert),” Christos shared. “As my Mama is in her final act, it’s fitting that a quarter of her recipes are desserts. Bon appétit! Kali Orexi! (Insert the sound of breaking plates here . . .)”

This is more than just a list of ingredients or series of steps, of course. It’s filled with simple recipes, gorgeous photographs, traditional meals, memories, and tidbits of information that draw family and friends to Greek tables time and again.

It has everything from iconic egg-lemon sauce to rich soups, sweet pies, and traditional delicacies like rabbit stew and octopus with pasta, accompanied by tales of Greek history and insight into cultural nuances. Recipes include:

  • Meatballs (keftedes)
  • Lentils (fatkes)
  • Stuffed vegetables (gemistra)
  • Spinach pie (spanakopita)
  • Tzatziki
  • Spaghetti with cheese (makaronia me tyri)
  • Roast lamb (arni sto fourno)
  • Moussaka
  • Apple cake (milopita)
  • Ride pudding (rizogalo)
  • And more!



With stunning photographs throughout and 65 deliciously authentic recipes, this book is a peek into a Greek family that has achieved what so many of us yearn for: a fuller, more meaningful, and joyful life, lived simply and nourished on real, delicious Greek meals that you can access anywhere with this cookbook on hand.

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Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland (Soul Food Cookbook, Southern Style Cookbook, Recipe Book)

Brown Sugar Kitchen is more than a restaurant. This soul-food outpost is a community gathering spot, a place to fill the belly, and the beating heart of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco.

The restaurant is a friendly beacon on a tree-lined parkway, nestled low and snug next to a scrap-metal yard in this Bay Area rust belt. Out front, customers congregate on long benches and sprawl in the grass, soaking up the sunshine, sipping at steaming mugs of Oakland-roasted coffee, waiting to snag one of the tables they glimpse through the swinging doors. Deals are done, friends are made; this is a community in action. In short order, they’ll get their table, their pecan-studded sticky buns, their meaty hash topped with a quivering poached egg. Later in the day, the line grows, and the orders for chef-owner Tanya Holland’s famous chicken and waffles or oyster po’boy fly. This is when satisfaction arrives.

Brown Sugar Kitchen, the cookbook, stars 86 recipes for re-creating the restaurant’s favorites at home, from a thick Shrimp Gumbo to celebrated Macaroni & Cheese to a show-stopping Caramel Layer Cake with Brown Butter–Caramel Frosting. And these aren’t all stick-to-your-ribs recipes: Tanya’s interpretations of soul food star locally grown, seasonal produce, too, in crisp, creative salads such as Romaine with Spring Vegetables & Cucumber-Buttermilk Dressing and Summer Squash Succotash. Soul-food classics get a modern spin in the case of B-Side BBQ Braised Smoked Tofu with Roasted Eggplant and a side of Roasted Green Beans with Sesame-Seed Dressing. Straight-forward, unfussy but inspired, these are recipes you’ll turn to again and again.

Rich visual storytelling reveals the food and the people that made and make West Oakland what it is today. Brown Sugar Kitchen truly captures the sense—and flavor—of this richly textured and delicious place.

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A Good Meal Is Hard to Find: Storied Recipes from the Deep South (Southern Cookbook, Soul Food Cookbook)

A Good Meal Is Hard to Find is more than just a cookbook: it’s a love letter to the women and food of the Deep South.

With charming narratives, visual storytelling, and delectable recipes, A Good Meal Is Hard to Find is everything you’ve ever wanted in a Southern cookbook.

Inside are 60 go-to recipes organized into five chapters—Morning’s Glories, Lingering Lunches, Dinner Dates & Late-Night Takes, Afternoon Pick-Me-Ups, and Anytime Sweets. Written by award-winning cookbook author and Southern food expert Martha Hall Foose.

• Each of the 60 recipes opens with a short vignette about a story about a unique Southern character.
• Divided into five chapters from breakfast to dinner, with cocktails and desserts in between
• Recipes paired with gorgeous, vintage-inspired oil paintings by Amy C. Evans

Inspired by generations of storytelling and Southern comfort food, this genre-bending cookbook is a must-have for cookbook lovers, vintage collectors, and Southern cooking enthusiasts alike.

Recipes include Francine’s Strawberry-Glazed Doughnuts, Camille’s Bridge Club Egg Salad, The Suzy B’s Spinach and Mushroom Frito Pie, Stella’s Harissa Gold Chicken, and Estelle’s Butterscotch Pound Cake.

• Master the art of traditional Southern cooking and soul food.
• Perfect for fans of Poole’s: Recipes and Stores from a Modern Diner by Ashley Christensen, Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, and Heritage by Sean Brock
• A great cookbook gift for readers of Southern Living and Garden & Gun

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The Kripalu Kitchen: Nourishing Food for Body and Soul: A Cookbook

A lavishly illustrated cookbook featuring 125 delicious, easy-to-prepare, revitalizing, and detoxifying recipes from the executive chef at North America’s largest yoga-based healing and education center

NAMED ONE OF THE “NEW COOKBOOKS TO BUY THIS SPRING” BY EPICURIOUS • “An eminently useful resource for those looking to expand their repertoire of healthy dishes.”—Publishers Weekly

The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, nestled in the Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts, attracts more than fifty thousand people a year. Guests flock there not only to deepen their yoga practice but also to experience the healing power of its famously delicious food. Now you can bring Kripalu’s most popular dishes to your own table.

Kripalu’s longtime and popular executive chef, Jeremy Rock Smith, embraces a mindful approach to eating and a seasonal approach to cooking. In The Kripalu Kitchen, he offers 125 easy-to-follow mouthwatering recipes, dozens of variations, and countless smart eating strategies designed for a variety of dietary preferences—from vegan and vegetarian to gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. The 5-ingredient and 30-minute recipes ensure that even the busiest of us can enjoy this phenomenal food. Inside you’ll discover

Bountiful breakfasts: from Coconut French Toast with Thai Ginger Maple Syrup to Vegan Ginger Scones
• Restorative preparations: from Kripalu’s famed Morning Broth to the traditional south Indian porridge Upma
• Satisfying suppers: from Linguine with Pumpkin Sage “Alfredo” and Kale Pesto to Mushroom Cheesesteaks
• Decadent desserts: from Gluten-Free Salted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies to Gluten-Free Whole-Grain Vegan Brownies to Gluten-Free Vegan Swami Kripalu Birthday Cake

Honoring the wisdom of Ayurvedic healing practices, The Kripalu Kitchen also includes a simple test to determine your personal nutrition profile, or dosha, and every recipe is marked to guide you toward the optimal diet for your type. More than just a healthy cookbook, The Kripalu Kitchen will revitalize your body and nourish your soul.

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Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking, Music and Soul at the Red Rooster

To hear Ethiopian and Swedish chef, TV personality, and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson cook with special guests at the Red Rooster restaurant is to make an audio pilgrimage to Harlem. Listeners will get to know the iconic neighborhood, Marcus’ home, through its food, its history, and – most importantly – its people. Special guests join Marcus each day of the week to cook, to laugh, and to share their stories, including Melba Wilson, Jelani Cobb, Bevy Smith, and Kevin Young, to name a few. Our Harlem transports listeners to the hub of African American culture.

Join us when Marcus recreates the short ribs he made at the Red Rooster for President Obama’s fundraiser there, and when author Jelani Cobb discusses the lasting significance of the first African American President. Listen to Marcus explore the African and Southern roots of his favorite ingredients with food historian Jessica Harris, and make fried chicken with Harlem’s very own Charles Gabriel. And venture out in El Barrio to La Marqueta with Marcus and Harlem native Aurora Flores. 

Writers Isabel Wilkerson and Nicholas Lemann ponder the Great Migration, and how it brought Southern food (think shrimp and grits), new voters, and amazing creative talent to Harlem. Dapper Dan, legendary tastemaker, opines about Harlem style. And musicians who play at Ginny’s, Red Rooster’s supper club, provide the rhythms that pulse through the neighborhood – from El Barrio Night’s Latin beats to Sunday’s teenage gospel choir.

A PDF of the recipes from The Red Rooster cookbook that are featured in Our Harlem and reimagined in this audio can be found here.

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Sweets: Soul Food Desserts and Memories

A beautifully photographed cookbook of sugary sweet soul food desserts, influenced by the women in author Patty Pinner’s family.

Growing up in a large African-American family in a small town in Michigan, Patty Pinner spent her childhood helping the women of the house-the Queens of Soul Food-whip up the sweet treats that crowned family dinners, neighborhood gatherings, and church socials. In SWEETS, Patty shares her family’s stories, maxims, and magical desserts, many named after family members like Cud’n Daisy, Aint Sug, and My My, her beloved grandmother. Part recipe book, part family history, this sweet-as-can-be cookbook is a heartfelt tribute to women who ruled the home and the kitchen with their wisdom, hearts, and cooking.

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The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes, 3rd Edition

Healthy soul food just got healthier!

In this completely redesigned and updated edition of The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes, classic crowd-pleasers and new favorites come together to deliver even better results. You’ll find healthier recipes for any occasion, group, or event. Choose from these old-time favorites:

  • Shrimp Jambalaya
  • Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops
  • Crab Cakes with Polenta
  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Maple Baked French Toast Squares
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé
  • Roasted Zucchini Fries
  • Mom’s Best Chocolate Cake
  • And many more!

Stock your pantry with handy tips on reducing fat, calories, and sodium for weight loss, improve your health, and dial in your diabetes management. Plus, learn the basics of healthy food preparation and menu planning. Pack family favorites with more zing while cutting the salt by following the authors’ suggestions for adding herbs and spices.

When you’re looking for healthy recipes with authentic African-American flavor, you’ll find them in The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes, 3rd edition.

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Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul

Jenné Claiborne grew up in Atlanta eating classic Soul Food–fluffy biscuits, smoky sausage, Nana’s sweet potato pie–but thought she’d have to give all that up when she went vegan.  As a chef, she instead spent years tweaking and experimenting to infuse plant-based, life-giving, glow-worthy foods with the flavor and depth that feeds the soul.
 
The result? Her first cookbook, SWEET POTATO SOUL, offering 100 vegan recipes that riff on Southern cooking in surprising and delicious ways, beautifully illustrated with full-color photography. Jenné revives the long tradition of using fresh, local ingredients creatively in dishes like Coconut Collard Salad and Fried Cauliflower Chicken. She improvises new flavors in Peach Date BBQ Jackfruit Sliders and Sweet Potato-Tahini Cookies. She celebrates the plant-based roots of the cuisine in Bootylicious Gumbo and savory-sweet Georgia Watermelon & Peach Salad. And she updates classics with Jalapeño Hush Puppies, and her favorite, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls.
 
Along the way, Jenné explores the narratives surrounding iconic and beloved soul food recipes, as well as their innate nutritional benefits–you’ve heard that dandelion, mustard, and turnip greens, okra, and black eyed peas are nutrition superstars, but here’s how to make them super tasty, too.
 
From decadent pound cakes and ginger-kissed fruit cobblers to smokey collard greens, amazing crabcakes and the most comforting sweet potato pie you’ll ever taste, these better-than-the-original takes on crave-worthy dishes are good for your health, heart, and soul.

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2019 Cooking with Love Provides Food for the Soul 16-Month Wall Calendar: by Sellers Publishing, 12 x 12; (CA-0423)

The unique, hand-drawn designs of renowned chalkboard artist Valerie McKeehan will inspire you to create your own recipe for a happy life! Here are the most popular of Val’s beautiful chalk art depicting recipes, like fresh tomato salsa and peppermint bark, to enliven your home with a bit of modern nostalgia.

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