Author(s): Diana Farr Louis
Food. It fuels our body and nourishes our soul. Shared, it fosters a mysterious sense of intimacy, even among strangers. Universal, it remains unique to each country, an essential element of the cultural heritage that links present and past through traditions and memories. A single bite can transport us both round the world and back in time. What else but food can awaken and create such lasting memories and deep emotions? It is not by chance that, for A Taste of Greece, 30 well-known international personalities have chosen to share their favorite local food recipes to give life to their personal connection with this beautiful Mediterranean country and shed light on its multifaceted appeal. Their stories and recipes, illustrated by stunning photos, will give you a real appreciation of Greek cuisine, age-old traditions, and a fascinating contemporary culture. We trust that you will become as enamored of the country and its people as they are! This volume represents a collaborative effort of young, passionate men and women dedicated to making a difference in the lives of struggling Greeks.Through their NGO BOROUME, Greece's largest food rescue organization, they have provided more than 4. 5 million meals in the four years since its founding.
Hearing of Boroume's efforts, HRH Princess Tatiana resolved to lend her support to their work. Since moving to Greece with her husband, HRH Prince Nikolaos, in 2013, she found herself intrigued by the sociological importance of food. The cookbook project, which she coordinated, became a concrete expression of her love for Greece and her commitment to joining forces with individuals and organizations, across borders, to support those in need in the country she now calls home.