Ya sas (Hi)! I am Sonia!
Cooking is my passion, and I like spending my time in the kitchen, tweaking recipes, and creating new ones.
I was born, raised, and lived in Greece until I met my late husband and moved to the United States many years ago. Now, I am the single mother of a beautiful, bilingual little girl whom I try to teach my birthplace’s language, customs, and cultural heritage.
When I was little, I spent many summers in Crete with my grandmother,
from whom I learned much about cooking and the local Cretan cuisine. You may know that Cretan food is one the healthiest on Earth!
My mother, who has roots in the island of Cephalonia, loved cooking and entertaining, and I always found myself in her kitchen serving and helping her. As a result, she has been making various recipes from other countries cuisines, not only Greek ones. Later, I started experimenting in the kitchen by altering the original recipes, giving them a new flair and personal touch.
I have traveled extensively across Europe and the Mediterranean, and I always made a point to taste the local traditional cooking as part of their culture.
Many friends told me I should open a restaurant, but that would strip me of quality time to spend with my family. So I thought that having this blog would be as much a fun way to share my passion for cooking while it allows me to spend time with my beautiful daughter Konstantina.
So, I started exploring and photographing the dishes my friends and family always loved and added a few more, steering away from the “bad” ingredients and sticking to the Greek and, in general, Mediterranean flavors and cooking.
So grab your utensils, and let’s start cooking together and explore new tastes!!
See you in the kitchen,
Are you looking for where to start?
- Browse my recipes
- What is the Mediterranean Diet?
- Mediterranean Diet Food List
- Mediterranean Diet Resources
- The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen
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