Friday, October 19, 2007

Cookbook: "Tastes Like Home" Now Available

Tastes Like Home cover Wander the shore of a Greek island with the afternoon sun sparkling on blue Aegean waters. Jostle through teeming streets in an Egyptian metropolis at the edge of the ancient desert. Bargain for spices in a Moroccan market, or enjoy the shade of a cool Romanian forest.

Then turn the world upside down. Welcome to Alaska.

Immigrants from across the Mediterranean brought a rich culinary legacy with them to The Last Frontier, where they eased loneliness and softened a hostile environment with recipes from home.

Tastes Like Home: Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska is a collection of traditional and modern versions of dishes that members of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Anchorage, Alaska learned from mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and cousins. The recipes were carefully tested and recreate the flavors of the Mediterranean using ingredients readily available in Alaska and North America.

Tastes Like Home includes the acclaimed foods that draw thousands each summer to Anchorage's popular Greek Festival, including Spanakopita, Tyropita, Dolmades, Moussaka, Baklava, Galaktoboureko, and Kourambiedes.

All proceeds from the sale of Tastes Like Home go to the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund.


Architect's drawing of planned new church building
Tastes Like Home new church