My Greek Cookbook Giveaway / Κλήρωση του Ελληνικού Βιβλίου Μου


Για Ελληνικά πιο κάτω

My Cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, has finally been translated into Greek and published on Smashwords.

The Greek title of my cookbook is “Kopiaste stin Kouzina mou”, which means Welcome to my Kitchen.

If you can read Greek or have Greek friends who would like to win it, please leave your comment on my Greek blog.

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Κατά καιρούς πολλές από τις αναγνώστριες του blog μου με ρωτούσαν μέσω e-mail εάν το βιβλίο μου κυκλοφορεί και στα Ελληνικά.  Δυστυχώς δεν έχω βρει εκδότη για να έχετε το βιβλίο τυπωμένο αλλά τα ηλεκτρονικά βιβλία όλο και πιο πολύ πάνε να αντικαταστήσουν τα τυπωμένα γιατί:

α)  Πρώτο και κύριο το ηλεκτρονικό βιβλίο είναι πολύ πιο φθηνό από το τυπωμένο.

β)  Δεν χρειάζεται να βγείτε από το σπίτι σας να πάτε να το αγοράσετε.

γ)  Δεν σκίζεται, δεν χάνεται, δεν λερώνεται

δ)  Το κουβαλάτε εύκολα μαζί σας είτε στο κινητό σας ή στον υπολογιστή σας.

ε)   Έχετε την δυνατότητα να επιλέξετε το μέγεθος της γραμματοσειράς που θέλετε, για να σας διευκολύνει στο διάβασμα.

στ)  Όλο το βιβλίο έχει συνδέσμους (links) όπου έκολα μπορείτε να πάτε στην παραπομπή που έχει στη συνταγή.

ζ)  Δεν χρειάζεται να αγοράσετε ειδικό λογισμικό για να το κατεβάσετε.

Περισσότερα στο “Κοπιάστε στην Κουζίνα μου”.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi /Κοπιάστε και Καλή Όρεξη! ,

The e-book has finally been published


First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate today.

I know it’s been a very long time since my last post and I haven’t been around for several reasons.

It’s been almost a year since I published my cookbook “Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!” and I wish to thank all of you for buying it. If you liked it, you may consider sending it as a gift to your friends and family who like Greek food.

I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from people who have bought it but also a lot of e-mails from younger people, asking me if I could make it into an e-book.

I written in the past about my efforts which were unsuccessful and after several efforts I gave up.   During the summer, it was so hot I did not even consider spending hours and hours on the computer but last mont I decided to give it a last try.  After google searching I found out about Smashwords.

Evidently they have a very good tutorial and after several attemps of uploading it there, it was rejected several times but I persisted and following their instructions I had to start it all over again.  The recipes are still the same but all the formatting had to be done from scratch.

I finally made it and it was accepted!!!

The maximum capacity allowed for an e-book on Smashwords is 5 MB and my cookbook was way above that size. I didn’t want to remove any of the recipes included in cookbook and since I had more to add, I decided to divided into two volumes.

Volume 1, includes over 100 recipes: Mezedes, Side Dishes and Main Dishes.

Volume 2, includes over 130 receipes: Bread, Pies, Snacks and Desserts

The first volume was enriched by more traditional recipes, which due to the high cost on Createspace, I could not add.

The second volume was also enriched by recipes not posted in the printed book but I’ve also added lots of my cakes, spoon sweets, marmalades etc.

The best part is that you can download a free sample from each book, , in many formats: online reading (html or Java script), kindle, epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others), pdf, rtf, lrf, palm doc, etc.).  All you have to do is follow the respective links given above.

You can see all the recipes included in the Table of Content and the best part is you get a free sample of some recipes.

Hope to hear your views of what you think about it.

Greek-Cypriot recipes in an e-book


After the success of my cookbook and almost a year later, I have now published my cookbook into an e-book with Smashwords. The e-book can now be downloaded, in many formats: online reading (html or Java script), kindle, epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others), pdf, rtf, lrf, palm doc, etc.)

The maximum capacity of an e-book at Smashwords is only 5 MB and since the cookbook was almost twice as big, I had to separate it into two Volumes, each one reaching the maximum capacity, with lots of new recipes. You can download a free samle of each book, following the respective links given below, in order to see the Table of Contents as well as a sample of some recipes.

Last but not least many thanks to all my loyal followers and readers of “Kopiaste”, who have bought the hard cover book but also to all of you who are now buying the e-book.

Volume 1 includes all mezedes, side dishes and main dishes.

In Volume 2, you will find Breads, Pies, Snacks and a lot of Desserts.

Cookbook (in print)

Order your copy now!

E-book:

Or download the e-book now!