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Joliet ‘Greek Diva’ to release cookbook Sunday
Helen Day is more than excited about the release of her first book, “Cook like a Greek Diva: A Greek family cookbook.” This American-Greek housewife is celebrating this momentous occasion with a book release and signing party this Sunday, Aug. 5 at 176 West Banquet Hall, 1100 NE Frontage Rd in Joliet from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“It feels like I am in a dream, I can't wait to have people try our family dishes,” said Day. “Everyone asks my mom and I for recipes and now they will have a collection of them.”
According to Day, she wanted a way to connect to her grandparents who passed away in 2006. She found her way through sharing Greek recipes that were passed down and asking her mother questions about different recipes. She started to cook more of her family’s dishes and adding her own charm to them.
”My favorite part of the book was spending time with my mom and dad, and writing down the recipes,” said Day. “We would spend hours talking about Yia Yia and Papou and I just learned so much about them, the Greek food and culture and all of our family traditions.”
Day is a self-proclaimed Greek ‘diva,’ which she says means being yourself, carrying yourself with confidence, yet still remaining humble and thankful. She admits to being a girlie-girl; loves glam, pink, over-the-top décor’ and themes. Readers will find this weaved throughout her cookbook.
As part of her inner ‘diva,’ Day is family oriented in every way and feels that people should try cooking more at home and eat as a family.
“There are so many benefits to cooking from home, from scratch,” said Day. “Learning new recipes doesn’t have to be challenging, it can be fun! Your inner ‘diva’ does come out!”
In her unique book of endless recipes, you will find traditional one-pot meals, appetizers, fresh salads, Greek pastries and a few low-glycemic dessert recipes. Day even cooks for her two dogs and shares some of their favorite meals and treats.
“I hope my book touches people's hearts and makes a difference in their lives. I hope people will want to cook more at home. I want to make people smile with my recipes,” said Day. “I can't wait to share my book with the world.”
Day is planning on selling her book online through her website www.cooklikeadiva.com and Amazon.com. You can also find her on FaceBook and Twitter. In the near future, she plans to turn her book into an E-Book as well.
These Greek family cherished recipes that are great for everyday cooking, entertaining and special occasions can be sampled at Day’s book release and signing party. Complimentary Greek food and pastries will be served and refreshments will be available for $1. Alcoholic beverages will be available for $2-$5.