A book about the Greek lifestyle swept the awards in Australia
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A book about the Greek lifestyle swept the awards in Australia

Greek Australian cookbook writer and publisher Eugenia Pantahos won two awards for her first book “Greek Life”, in the prestigious Gourmand Cookbook Awards national competition for Australia.

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau and every year authors from 205 countries submit their book entries. It is the only international competition of its kind and it is free and open to all languages. The Annual Gourmand Award Ceremony will be held in Yantai, China, in May 2018.

“Greek Life” is an anthology of Greek customs and a way of life. It includes family stories and photographic material that marked the first generation of immigrants and Greeks around the world, as well as Greek recipes that the writer has collected from her mother. The book was published in English so that it is accessible and understandable to future generations.

“Apart from my mum’s recipes, each section of the book starts with a relevant philosophy and transits a year of celebrations. With each recipe comes a symbolism and explanation so that the reader can gain a vast understanding of the Greek traditions and customs” says Pantahos, whose family originates from Pyrgos in the Peloponnese region, in an interview with ‘Neos Kosmos’.

Readers have been enquiring from the US, Canada, and the UK, with the book appealing not just to those of Greek heritage, but to just about anyone who has visited Greece and embraced its traditions.

“Greek Life” will now compete in Gourmand International Cookbook Awards in the same categories (MEDITERRANEAN and SELF-PUBLISHED) against other countries for the Best in The World.