Sweet Greek

Traditional Fare for Every Occasion

By (author): Kathy Tsaples
ISBN 9781771514156
Hardcover | Publication Date: October 24, 2023
Book Dimensions: 8 in. x 10.5 in.
240 Pages

About the Book

A collection of 90+ traditional Greek recipes that will help you master classic favourites like spanakopita and baclava, and add dozens of new treats to your repertoire.

Kathy Tsaples’s parents arrived in Australia as part of the early-1950s wave of immigrants from Greece and their household in Melbourne became a regular gathering place for the Greek families in their neighbourhood, nourished by Kathy’s mother’s cooking. Fast forward a few decades and following a battle with cancer that caused her to re-evaluate her life’s purpose, Kathy began to focus on the Hellenic cuisine handed down to her. She opened a shop and soon began collecting her family’s recipes into a book to share with home cooks.

Stock your kitchen with Mediterranean staples like olive oil, lemon, olives, feta, rosemary, eggplant, spinach, tomato, peppers, dried beans, fish, and lamb and let Kathy teach you to make:

  • Eggplant Dip
  • Slow Roasted Okra Casserole
  • Chargrilled Octopus
  • Koulourakia
  • Fig Spoon Sweet
  • and so many more!

Organized around feasts from the Greek Orthodox calendar as well as national holidays, the book also has a chapter dedicated to winter meals and another all about sweets. With 90+ wholesome, highly flavourful recipes adapted for the North American kitchen, accompanied by rustic photography and family ephemera, Sweet Greek will help you master familiar Greek favourites like moussaka, tzatziki, spanakopita, dolmades, and baclava, and add dozens of new treats to your repertoire.

About the Author(s)

The daughter of Greek migrants Kathy Tsaples grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. In 2012 she opened her stall, Sweet Greek, at the Prahran Market, selling baked goods and prepared meals. Since then she has authored two cookbooks, Sweet Greek and Sweet Greek Life, and has been awarded the HACCI Award for business excellence. She has also appeared as a guest chef on the programs My Market Kitchen and Everyday Gourmet.


“I love that Kathy has personal photographs and Greek traditions interwoven with her recipes. That together with the stunning food photographs showing what sharing food means to Greeks make for a very evocative gook written with great love and pride by the author for her heritage.”—Irini Tzortzoglou, Masterchef UK champion and author of Under the Olive Tree

Kathy has literally cooked up the holy book of Greek food! With mouth-watering recipes, stunning photographs and historical tidbits, Sweet Greek takes you on a personal journey of family, nourishment and love. This cookbook is a must for all kitchens the world over.” —Christos Sourligas, bestselling author of My Big Fat Greek Cookbook, award-winning filmmaker and producer

“Packed with generous soulful dishes, some traditional, others new, but all made with simple but good ingredients.” —Good Food Australia

“It’s like a culinary passport to help add dozens of delicious new treats to your repertoire.” —Constantly Cooking