Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health

Ancient Greek Wisdoms for Cooking, Eating and Living Better

by Maria Benardis

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/19/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781452574547
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781452574554

About the Book

Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health gives readers all the tools and know-how needed to cook joyfully, with agapi (Greek word for unconditional love) and eat for longevity. It teaches you how to cook intuitively using ingredients that harmonise your body and mind. Cooking and eating will become a time to celebrate, a joyful experience, a time to connect with yourself, a time to awaken to new experiences and to heal. You can begin to explore and rediscover the farmacy of nature for personal healing instead of the pharmacy.

The first section of Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health begins with the ten ancient Greek wisdoms to adopt in the kitchen and when eating to ensure happy and stress free cooking. The ancient Greeks had an emphasis on cooking spiritually rather than stressfully. Positive affirmations are also included. Affirmations were used by the ancient Greeks to look at the world and life from a positive frame of mind and to promote healing within.

The second section of Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health features some key ingredients and their healing benefits noted by Hippocrates and other ancients that were used by them in their cooking and in potions to heal health conditions. Recipes are included to showcase the healing ingredients.

Healthy eating and a healthy mind were the two key components practiced by the ancient Greeks to ensure healthy living and longevity - “Let medicine be thy food and food thy medicine”. The natural force within each of us is the greatest healer of disease” Hippocrates. Many people during these times lived up to the age of 200 years old a rare occurrence now days. We all have the potential to live long and healthy lives and this book will provide you with the know-how.

Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health is an essential addition to every kitchen!

About the Author

Maria Benardis is a Gourmand award-winning author, health coach, teacher, chef and founder of Greekalicious (, Sydney’s first exclusively Greek cooking school. After forging a career in the very stable taxation accounting profession, where she excelled to become a well-respected and highly sought-after taxation and financial specialist she launched Greekalicious turning her passion for Greek cooking and everything Greek into a successful business. What initially started as a Greek cooking school, has expanded to include restaurant consulting, pop-up restaurants, private chef services, an organic line of products, culinary tours to Greece and after completing studies at the Food Coach Institute in Australia, health coaching. She is also the author of two cookbooks titled “My Greek Family Table” (Penguin/Australia), which won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards – Best Mediterranean Cuisine Book in Australia 2009 and an eBook, titled “A Greekalicious Feast”.

In 2014 Benardis moved to New York City to expand the Greekalicious brand and to share her wisdom and passion about Greek cooking across America.

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