about the cookbook

We created this exceptional cookbook to celebrate and promote our Greek Orthodox faith, Hellenic culture and
Greek cuisine. More importantly, to make a difference in our community and the lives of others. Proceeds from this cookbook will provide financial support for our sacred mission of philanthropy. The cookbook:

  • Is a high quality, professionally published and photographed book
  • Features over 200 tested, time-honored, and authentic Greek recipes with culinary and entertaining tips with wine pairing suggestions
  • Includes recipes by Greek restaurants in Colorado
  • Promotes the benefits of the Mediterranean diet
  • Contains historical and cultural information about the Greek community
  • Is sold at our Greek Festival, Philoptochos chapters throughout the United States, our cookbook website, our church website, bookstores, and on amazon.com

about the authors

The Ladies Philoptochos Society is the largest philanthropic organization in the United States. It is the philanthropic heart of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and has for over seventy-five years undertaken a multitude of philanthropic programs to aid the poor, the sick, and the elderly. Literally, Philoptochos means friend of the poor – not only poor In financial resources but also poor in spirit, poor in health, poor in companionship, poor in emotional stability and poor in whatever is needed to lead a fulfilling life. Our local chapter has:

  • Distributed over $150,000 to various charities since 2006
  • Helped build an orphanage and bring fresh water to a village in Africa
  • Partnered with Families First to help in the prevention of child abuse
  • Renovated living quarters at Champa House, a women’s transitional home in Denver
  • Provided financial assistance in life transforming procedures for ailing individuals
  • Provided financial assistance in life transforming procedures for ailing individuals