• A Taste of Greece: Discover Mediterranean cuisine through 90 unique island recipes, by Andreas Lagos. 
  • The book was first published in Greek in 2013 as Οι Γεύσεις “που μεγαλώσαμε” by Hellinoekdotiki Publishing. The enthusiastic Greek response to the writer’s first published cookbook has led us to produce an English edition with the aim of reaching a global audience. 
  •  A Taste of Greece is more than a cookbook. It is an intimate portrait of the author’s childhood in a farming family on the Aegean island of Samos. Each recipe is introduced with a vignette from the author’s early years, a vivid human memory linked to a particular recipe brought to life in a uniquely expressive way. The 90 recipes, comprising appetizers, main dishes, and desserts, are arranged in a seasonal sequence. The seasonal rhythms of Greek life and authentic Greek cooking have never been more beautifully evoked. In this book chef Andreas Lagos succeeds in realizing two potentially paradoxical goals: creating healthy, gourmet-quality dishes using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and doing it in a way that anyone can afford. The recipes are based on traditional Greek cooking but at the same time reflect an innovative chef’s creative style that is rooted in the simplicity of village life on the Greek island where he grew up.  The photography and food styling are important features of the book. The tableware, surfaces, settings, and most of all the food itself convey with clarity and feeling the aesthetic charm of Greek island cooking and the desired appearance of each dish. The team responsible, Eleni Petalidou and Stavros Pechlivadis from Majeriko, recently received an award for Best Photography & Food Styling blog from Greece’s leading newspaper.
  •  Even as A Taste of Greece is a cookbook in the classic sense, it also communicates the message that whatever our upbringing, we can add our own personal touch to the food we prepare. This is the course that Andreas Lagos himself has followed:
  • “Behind the bread I bake there is my mother.
  • Hidden in a summer tomato, my father.
  • In grains of sugar, the desserts my grandmother made.
  • In the taste of olive oil, the memory of the first fall rains.
  • In the grape must, my island.
  • If you give life to a recipe, it gives you life in return.”