About the book

Reviews and Interviews for Greek Revivial:

"Each recipe, though simple to follow, doesn't emulate modern cookbooks in its format; instead, all are written in a narrative, surrounded by the author's stories of living in Greece and Cyprus. Color photographs and occasional sidebars also help cooks complete dishes successfully, whether a traditional gyros or saganaki or a special-occasion moussaka or tava (slow-cooked lamb stew). A foreword by Dimitrios Trichopoulos, from Harvard School of Public Health, emphasizes the goodness of Greek eats."—Booklist

"Patricia Moore-Pastides is a talented writer, a person of sharp intellect and, more important, sensitivity and compulsion to perfection. . . . Patricia draws a parallel between the revival of classical Greek architecture in the United States at the beginning of the nineteenth century and the current revival of the traditional Greek diet. Culture has many dimensions, and different people rank them in different ways. Patricia's book honors a particular aspect of Greek culture and, just as important, provides a blueprint for cooking for life-a longer, healthier, and more enjoyable life."—Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention at the Harvard School of Public Health, from the Foreword

"The delectable recipes in Greek Revival are distinctive, flavorful, and representative of their chef's commendable passion for healthy living through time-tested Old World cooking practices. Patricia Moore-Pastides retains the innate taste and texture of Mediterranean cuisine while updating the techniques and diet constraints in innovative ways for today's lifestyle. Like the recipes contained here, this elegantly presented book is a delight to be savored and shared."—Nathalie Dupree

 

Greek Revival: Cooking for Life is featured in the December 2010 issue of Jolie magazine 

Greek Revival: Cooking for Life has been featured on the food blog, That's What's Cooking.

Greek Revival has also been featured on the food blog, Get Cooking.

And Greek Revival received a starred review from Library Journal in a round-up review of recent cookbooks. 

Patricia Moore-Pastides, author of Greek Revival, has been interviewed on WIS 10 Newswatch

Author interview with SC ETV Radio’s The Big Picture on the Radio (Click on “Listen to this Week’s Radio Show.”)

Author interview with the Greek Reporter

WACH Fox 57 News has interviewed Patricia Moore-Pastides

The Columbia (S.C.) State newspaper features an interview with Patricia Moore-Pastides as the lead story in their Life & Style section

The SC ETV Radio program South Carolina Business Review has interviewed Patricia Moore-Pastides and named www.greekrevivalcookbook.com its website of the week

The Columbia (S.C.) Free Times has reviewed Greek Revival: Cooking for Life

Patricia Moore-Pastides has lunch with the Shop Tart. Read all about it.   

The Sumter (S.C.) Item has interviewed Patricia Moore-Pastides


"My qualifications to comment on this charming memoir and cookbook rest more in my capacities as an eater than a chef. But I enjoyed the author's stories and her perceptions when, after marrying into a Greek family, she discovers Greece, Greeks, their customs, and their cuisine. Along the way she provides renewed credence to the merits of the renowned Mediterranean diet. As a professional storyteller of Greek ways, I appreciated the tales shared in these pages. And the recipes are a bonus."—Harry Mark Petrakis

"In Greek Revival Patricia Moore-Pastides celebrates Greek cuisine as a healthy way of living and as an inseparable part of Greek culture for centuries. Her commitment to authenticity and accuracy in the scientific and culinary dimensions of her beautiful book shine through in every recipe and story. She shares with us an insider's view of Greek culture and deserves high praise for her engaging writing, creativity, and deeply felt passion for promoting a more healthy and balanced way of life."—Zoe Kosmidou, minister counselor for cultural affairs, Embassy of Greece