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It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes [Kindle Edition]

Debbie Matenopoulos , Peter Capozzi
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Debbie Matenopoulos, the first member of her family born in America, grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious, authentic Greek cooking that her family had passed down for generations.

By the time Debbie had started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet. But despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and lacking energy. As Debbie’s career as an entertainment news reporter and television host on BS, MTV, E!, and other networks had her constantly on the go, she was grabbing whatever food was readily available. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily—and healthily—realizing her natural weight and regaining her natural energy, stamina, and physique.

Now, in It's All Greek to Me, Debbie shares 120 of her family's traditional Greek recipes and adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare.

After tasting Debbie’s dishes, such as her mouthwatering version of Spanakopita (Spinach Feta Pie), Kalamaria Kaftera (Spicy Calamari), her family’s secret recipe for Baklava, and, of course, Arni kai Patates (Classic Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potatoes)—you’ll be amazed these delicious foods are good for you. With a foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner, one of the nation’s leading cardiologists, the recipes in It’s All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest diet on the planet: the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Modern science is catching up to what Greeks have known for millennia: health comes from eating natural, whole-food ingredients that haven’t been processed or pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives.

Let It’s All Greek to Me bring your friends and family together to share in the experience of a Greek meal and way of life. Opa!

A portion of all proceeds will benefit the ALS Association.


Editorial Reviews

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"This cookbook is deliciously stuffed with tradition and love."
—Nia Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding

"This book is a must for anyone interested in experiencing the richness of the food and culture of Greece!"
—Olympia Dukakis, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner

"Debbie has really captured the essence of the true Greek classics that are my soul food. It is a must-have for any cook."
—Cat Cora, Iron Chef

“Like Debbie, my grandmother (Yiayia) always had something delicious and healthy waiting for us in the kitchen. I congratulate Debbie for gathering all these wonderful recipes together and never taking the gift of tradition and good health for granted.”
— Melina Kanakaredes, star of CSI: New York

“I don't know anyone who embodies more fire, energy and passion into their everyday life the way Debbie does. You can feel it on every page of this beautifully written and photographed cookbook. The recipes are easy to follow, and the food is absolutely amazing!”
—Cristina Ferrare, New York Times bestselling author and cohost of Hallmark's Emmy-nominated Home & Family

About the Author

Both of Debbie Matenopoulos’s parents immigrated to the United States from Greece and instilled in Debbie the concept of philoxenia, a passion for bringing friends, family, and even strangers together over the dinner table for meals made with love.

A two-time Emmy nominee, Matenopoulos has sustained her career as a compelling journalist and talk show host for more than a decade. After starting out on The View as the youngest person in daytime history to hold a permanent co-host position on network television, she went on to launch the TV Guide Channel, host the TBS hit series He’s a Lady, write and sell a movie to Oxygen Network, and co-host FOX’s Good Day Live. She then joined the E! Network family and began co-hosting red carpet events, The Daily 10, and also hosted Fashion Police and Style Network’s Instant Beauty Pageant.

She is now correspondent for CBS Television’s The Insider and covers everything from pop culture trends to the latest hard-hitting news.

Product Details

  • File Size: 94898 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: BenBella Books (April 29, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ILZB1CM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,749 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every recipe is authentic - worth getting! April 23, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am 100% Greek American.
Grew up with my grandmother's recipes and learned to not to fear making any recipe.
Debbie Matenopoulos has hit the ball out of the park!!!!
Great recipes my family has made and within village to village there may be a few variations of ingredients --but these are excellent, doable authentic Greek recipes the home cook could make and take the bows!
My own minus--the lamb is shown too rare--a lot of Greeks are more well in the meat dept.
The fish, the appetizers, the moussaka, pastitso, as well as the sweets are close to ours-only where she uses walnuts, we use almonds. Just a village to village thing--
And this is one of the best Greek Cookbooks I've seen and will use.
Simply explained and the average cook could easily create Greek night at home!!!!
Bravo Debbie!!! Yiassou!!

Ellen George, reviewer and author of poetry, short stories, and children's book Flutterby.
Book of fiction in the works!!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious and a must for all Greek Food lovers April 25, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Greek food is my favorite food and I was so happy to find a cookbook where the recipes were simple and delicious and emphasize the tradition of the healthy mediterranean diet. My favorites so far are the Faki, (green lentil soup) and the Spanakovizo which is a a traditional dish make of spinach and rice...It was fantastic and lemony....Next up is the Melitzanosalata, the eggplant dip...
Debbie Matenopolous books is terrific....a must have!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful cookbook! A must-have! April 24, 2014
By John
Format:Hardcover
I got this book because I wanted to make a pasticho and I have always been a fan of Debbie. Let me say that the cookbook did not disappoint. The pasticho was so easy to make, who knew? What I noticed in this cookbook is that there are funny and touching stories within the pages. I found myself sitting down and reading this cookbook like a regular book! This now makes me want to book a trip to Greece! Thank you Debbie for sharing your family's recipes!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book! April 25, 2014
Format:Hardcover
Okay, I'll admit it, I'm not very familiar with Greek food outside of spanakopita and Greek salad, but this book has changed all of that! So far I've tried three of the recipes and have really enjoyed them all. Very easy to make, but look really impressive (my favorite combo!). I'm excited to try some more, I'm finding it's really enjoyable to discover another cuisine. The book is also just fun to read and browse - well done!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful April 29, 2014
Format:Hardcover
I love Debbie #1, and was, I have to admit, slightly dubious as to what I'd think of this book, but let me tell you, it is wonderful, just like she is. I grew up in Europe and can testify to the tastiness and authenticity of these dishes. Go buy it, immediately, your summer will thank you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Highly - and Happily - Recommend This Book! July 6, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am not Greek, but I LOVE Greek food. That is, as I have known Greek food here in the United States. I have never traveled to Greece either, so I bought Debbie's book to learn about authentic Greek food and how it is cooked so I can make it like that at home. I AM SO GLAD I DID. This book is such an enjoyable read! Debbie has shared her family's authentic Greek recipes with all of us. It's like going through her personal recipe box. The photos are colorful and meaningful. Her text and tips are educational and entertaining. So what about the recipes? DELISH! I've made seven so far and plan to try more recipes this week. I have learned that traditional Greek salad does not have lettuce in it. I've learned what a huge difference the brine-packed Greek feta makes in that salad! So different and so much better than the dry, crumbly stuff I had been buying before. To me, it was the star of the salad because it so perfectly balanced all of the flavors. But let me tell you something. Her "Perfect Herb-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables" is indeed PERFECT. That recipe alone is worth the price of the book. I am serious about that. It takes a bit of prep but is SO worth it. The chicken and vegetables are unbelievably flavorful, tender, moist and juicy. Then there is this wonderful sauce in the pan that will make you swoon. I declare, even the chicken must be deliriously happy to be cooked in such heavenly ingredients! If you grew up with southern dinners of roast beef and gravy and mashed potatoes as I did, but now you need a healthier alternative that is still a "special" meal, this roasted chicken recipe is the one you need. It is "whole food" cooking and the whole meal is in the one roasting pan. Nothing processed in it. Read more ›
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars but most a waste of money July 1, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have dozens of cookbooks I've collected over the years. Some worth the price for one, maybe two or more, truly spectacular recipes, but most a waste of money, time, ingredients. Same goes for all those cooking show recipes. Most make no sense (ingredients, instructions...) and just do not produce excellent results (top of the list, anything Martha Stewart). To my total amazement, ALL of the recipes (I've made about 2/3 of them so far) in this cookbook are reliable and produce excellent results. For many years, I've searched for a recipe for Pastitsio, for example, and hers is outstanding! And, I've lost ten pounds since purchasing this cookbook two months ago.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Greek Cookbook You Can Actually Use May 28, 2014
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I am Greek American and we all cook out of the church cookbooks, which contain recipes from all of the yia yias in the cathedral. The problem is these cookbooks don't contain accurate instructions or exact amounts for recipes (i.e. a container of cottage cheese vs. 8 ounces of cottage cheese). Debbie's book contains exact measurements so you cannot fail and easy instructions for any level of cook. Furthermore, Debbie is not a chef, she is a home cook that learned in the kitchen with her mom, so her recipes are realistic and are not too complex (but still delicious, I have eaten a lot of spanakopita in my life and this recipe is stellar). The book contains beautiful photos and I enjoyed reading Debbie's little tidbits and suggestions as well, the book would make a great gift for anyone that enjoys greek cooking or wants to try something different. Of all of my greek cookbooks, this one is by far my favorite! (and if the Greeks recommend it, that says a lot)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
nothing special in this book
Published 5 days ago by Bob B
5.0 out of 5 stars The recipes are easy to follow and everything I've tried has been...
Having just returned from Greece, this cookbook helped me re-create some memorable tastes! The recipes are easy to follow and everything I've tried has been great! Read more
Published 12 days ago by Nancy A. Michaels
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much about the Author for a recipe book
Way too much info on the author -- not enough on recipes. Self-centered - seems to me anyway. Think I'll stick to my old Mediterranean book.
Published 23 days ago by wefishallday
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Looks like some good recipes. Have not used as yet.
Published 23 days ago by Georgia R Kirby
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book with scrumptious recipes!
When I was contacted about possibly reviewing this cookbook and participating in the blog tour, I jumped at the chance. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SandrasKitchenNook
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Fantastic recipes ~ haven't had a chance yet to check them all out
Published 1 month ago by Holly Thomasson
5.0 out of 5 stars It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way
I have not had much time to cook out of this book yet, but the few I did do turned out great, It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way.
Published 1 month ago by Richard Pokallus
1.0 out of 5 stars It is full of stories and photos. It has ...
It is full of stories and photos. It has recipes that I will never use or already have that I use all the time.
Published 2 months ago by Madglyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great recipies
Published 2 months ago by Sasha F
2.0 out of 5 stars I have other Greek cookbooks. This one was very ...
I have other Greek cookbooks. This one was very expensive, too much talk, not enough recipes and I would NOT buy again.
Published 2 months ago by magic
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More About the Author

Both of Debbie's parents immigrated to the United States from Greece and instilled in her the concept of philoxenia, a passion for bringing friends, family, and even strangers together over the dinner table for meals made with love.

A two-time Emmy® nominee, Debbie has sustained her career as a compelling journalist and talk show host for more than a decade. After starting out on THE VIEW as the youngest person in daytime history to hold a permanent cohost position on network television, she went on to launch the TV Guide Channel, host the TBS hit series HE'S A LADY, write and sell a movie to Oxygen Network, and cohost FOX's GOOD DAY LIVE. She then joined the E! Network family and began cohosting red carpet events, THE DAILY 10, and also hosted FASHION POLICE and Style Network's INSTANT BEAUTY PAGEANT. After E!, Debbie joined CBS Television's ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and THE INSIDER, where she covered everything from pop culture trends to the latest hard-hitting news.

Debbie is currently a cast member on Hallmark's HOME & FAMILY.


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