Cookbook Giveaway – My Greek Family Table

My Greek Family Table: Fresh, Regional Recipes by Maria Benardis is a re-release of the 2009 edition.

This book shares the stories of her summers cooking at her grandmother’s elbow on the Greek island of Psara, and places an emphasis on eating for health and well-being. As Maria says, “This book is as much about the importance of the family and friends who share our table as it is about food.” 

For more information on this cookbook, please see our review post, which shares a recipe for Lamb Filo Parcels.

We are pleased to offer five copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 25th, 2017


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  • mwaters  on  May 22, 2017

    Spicy ouzo keftedes stuffed with kasseri cheese

  • RNJessicaK  on  May 22, 2017

    Must try the Watermelon Soup!!

  • Joy001  on  May 22, 2017

    Greek-style lentil soup

  • mwaters  on  May 22, 2017

    Barley and pomegranate salad

  • skipeterson  on  May 22, 2017

    Mushrooms with ouzo and basil

  • kgmom  on  May 22, 2017

    I'd love to try Deep-Fried Artichokes with Yogurt and Walnut Dip. Looks delicious!

  • lisatrev  on  May 22, 2017

    Rabbit stifado with saffron mash. Sounds amazing!

  • lgroom  on  May 22, 2017

    I think I need to try them all but I'll do the Santorini salad first.

  • lebarron2001  on  May 22, 2017

    Barbecued Greek Style Lamb

  • AGENT99  on  May 22, 2017

    Kalamata olive bread

  • ravensfan  on  May 22, 2017

    Haloumi, basil, and tomato salad

  • sgump  on  May 22, 2017

    The radish and currant salad sounds refreshing!

  • Kristjudy  on  May 22, 2017


  • kitchenfrolic  on  May 22, 2017

    I definitely would love to try the Greek-style fish and chips!

  • Siegal  on  May 22, 2017

    I would like to make moussaka!

  • trudys_person  on  May 22, 2017

    The Cyclades Potato Salad sounds very flavourful!

  • akrupnick  on  May 22, 2017

    Barley and pomegranate salad

  • lhudson  on  May 23, 2017

    Suummer Watermelon Soup

  • vickster  on  May 23, 2017

    Figs with anchovy fillets – love finding new uses for my figs!

  • lpatterson412  on  May 23, 2017

    Plaki Barbouni looks really good to me!

  • Barbk14  on  May 23, 2017

    Kalamata Olive bread sounds good. Bet it taste good.

  • Karla123  on  May 23, 2017

    A glass of "Hippocrates’ spiced wine" sounds nice!

  • tapeitzman  on  May 23, 2017

    Squid stuffed with feta, fresh herbs, and tomatoes

  • skbaker3791  on  May 23, 2017

    I'm so fascinated by Greek mayonnaise and would love to try this version!

  • JenJoLa  on  May 23, 2017

    Summer watermelon soup sounds interesting.

  • davisesq212  on  May 24, 2017

    Greek style lentil soup would be my first try!

  • Microem1  on  May 25, 2017

    the watermelon soup xxx

  • Kelos  on  May 25, 2017

    Spanakopita – I love these pies!

  • sgpinson  on  May 25, 2017

    The Greek feta crusted lamb salad with yellow beets and pomegranate seeds sounds amazing!

  • annierae  on  May 25, 2017

    Spanakopita would be lovely!

  • keelz23  on  May 25, 2017

    The cyclades potato salad!

  • nandag  on  May 25, 2017

    Cinnamon-rubbed chicken stuffed with rice, pine nuts, and grapes

  • Dmartin997  on  May 25, 2017

    Traditional Greek Lamb with pasta

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  May 25, 2017

    I would like to try making the Barley and pomegranate salad first. I love these two ingredients.

  • InAHealthyKitchen  on  May 25, 2017

    I want to make the zesty pomegranate and pastourma salad, once I found out what pastourma was 😉

  • dbielick  on  May 25, 2017

    Cyclades potato salad

  • matag  on  May 25, 2017


  • jlemoine  on  May 25, 2017

    The chicken with herbed feta crust sounds amazing.

  • linmin  on  May 25, 2017


  • love2chow  on  May 26, 2017

    Greek-style grilled vegetables with caper and myzithra sauce

  • magicandmayhem  on  May 26, 2017

    Deep-Fried Artichokes with Yogurt and Walnut Dip

  • PennyG  on  May 26, 2017


  • juazella  on  May 26, 2017

    Cyclades potato salad

  • Rutikazooty  on  May 26, 2017

    Santorini Salad

  • t.t  on  May 27, 2017


  • Lorri821  on  May 27, 2017

    Haloumi salad

  • kalex426  on  May 28, 2017

    Goat and pine nut dolmades (luckily I can get goat at my local farmers market).

  • talieUS  on  May 28, 2017

    I will definitively try the Greek feta crusted lamb salad with yellow beets and pomegranate seeds – lamb and pomegranate are top of my list of favorite food!

  • lselke  on  May 29, 2017

    Chargrilled haloumi in grape leaves. Sounds easy and perfect for summer.

  • gqbrave  on  May 29, 2017

    Im really split between three choices. The chicken with herb feta crust; braised chicken livers; or the cinnamon rubbed stuffed chicken.

  • RSW  on  May 30, 2017


  • Scotsman61  on  May 30, 2017

    Barbecued Greek Style Lamb

  • fiarose  on  May 31, 2017

    get ready for the list, i'm a sucker for greek food. watermelon, kalamata, and feta salad; salad from crete; radish and currant salad; walnut, fig, kasseri, and pastourma salad; tirokafteri; sea urchins (always wanted to try them!); chargrilled halloumi in grape leaves; snails with rosemary and garlic; mastic-infused shrimp in kataifi pastry; smoked samon and feta in filo parcels; prawn and scallop filo parcels; country-style baby eggplants; spanakopita (of course); salmon with pistachio crust; squid stuffed with feta, herbs, and tomatoes; octopus stifado; rabbit stifado with saffron mash; halva with cherry; spiced wine; yogurt cake; ricotta cakes with fresh figs; yogurt with pomegranate, honey, and cinnamon…the whole book, who am i kidding

  • Ilisa  on  May 31, 2017

    Mmm! Cinnamon rubbed Stuffed Chicken and also tzatiki!

  • annieski  on  June 2, 2017

    Walnut skordalia

  • sarahawker  on  June 2, 2017

    Mushrooms with ouzo and basil sounds lovely.

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  June 7, 2017

    My Aunt Stavroula’s famous galaktoboureko

  • kitchenclimbers  on  June 8, 2017

    lentil soup

  • RoseMGenuine  on  June 9, 2017

    Ouzo spiked oysters. Dare I? I like oysters and I like ouzo (anything that tastes like anise!) so…maybe I'd try it.

  • Uhmandanicole  on  June 12, 2017

    Ouzo-spiked oysters !

  • nomadchowwoman  on  June 12, 2017

    The watermelon soup sounds perfect for the hot days ahead.

  • JanScholl  on  June 13, 2017

    watermelon and feta salad

  • hpadvantag  on  June 13, 2017

    Lamb parcels look wonderful

  • tarae1204  on  June 15, 2017

    Figs with anchovy fillets sounds really interesting!

  • mommaG  on  June 15, 2017


  • ACanadianBaker  on  June 16, 2017

    Zesty pomegranate and pastourma salad, oh my!

  • rivergait  on  June 17, 2017

    figs with anchovy fillets; a good use for all the luscious figs on my 2 trees

  • sequoia55  on  June 17, 2017

    Barbecued Greek Style Lamb

  • dzant  on  June 17, 2017

    Mushrooms with Ouzo and Basil would be my first and then figs with anchovies!

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  June 17, 2017

    the Radish and Currant Salad from page 24 sounds interesting

  • jaholz  on  June 17, 2017

    greek style lentil soup

  • kitblu  on  June 17, 2017

    The Kalamata olive bread is one of the first recipes I would try. I have all the ingredients and a bread machine. I would have to keep the doors closed unless I want to share it with the neighbourhood.

  • cocecitycook  on  June 20, 2017

    Kalamata olive bread, yummy!

  • meggan  on  June 20, 2017

    Chicken avgolemono soup !

  • MarshaG  on  June 26, 2017

    Everything with kalamatas!

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