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Published: Jun 24 2013
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Patricia Moore-Pastides is the First Lady of the University of South Carolina, where she teaches healthy Mediterranean cooking classes for USC students. In addition Moore-Pastides, who earned a master's in public health from Yale University, teaches adults and children through Columbia's Cooking!, a community program offered by the university's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. As part of being an active participant in Healthy Carolina's farmers' market, she cultivates an organic vegetable garden at the President's House. Moore-Pastides also works to support sustainability initiatives on campus and lectures on wellness, specifically the health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. She is the author of Greek Revival: Cooking for Life.
"Patricia Moore-Pastides's Greek Revival from the Garden is a new kind of book—a family cookbook—that shows adults and young adults how to grow food and how to transform it into delicious, nutritious meals. Here are superb Mediterranean-inspired recipes and instructions for growing that are reassuring and expert. But more than simply a cookbook or a gardening primer, it's a guide to living more fully, more completely, in today's kitchens."—Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
"As a garden editor and lifestyle expert, I'm constantly asked what trends I see. Hands down, the biggest is vegetable gardening. This rekindled love with the land, a passion for healthier food, and the resurgence in DIY can be credited to one group in particular—fearless, inexperienced gardeners who are eager to learn. Is garden to table just another trend? No, it is here to stay, especially with advocates like Patricia Moore-Pastides, who offers irresistible enthusiasm and an enduring commitment to educating. This companion to Patricia's first book, Greek Revival: Cooking for Life, shares not only practical gardening advice, but also can-do recipes that anyone can make. Go ahead and get over the fact that the pages will become well worn. This is a book you'll reach for time and again, no matter your level of expertise."—Rebecca Bull Reed, associate garden editor, Southern Living
"Food can be a gift when it is scrumptious and delights our senses, and at the same time supports good health. This book offers us many such gifts."—Kelly D. Brownell, director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University
"Patricia Moore-Pastides has created an inspiring and entertaining guide for young people taking the plunge into growing their own food and then cooking it! She combines the magic and beauty of gardening with some fifty scrumptious garden-to-table recipes for beginners that will get fingers off the electronics and into the dirt."—Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent and host of the Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow!
"Patricia Moore-Pastides promotes a traditional Mediterranean diet—one that is high in fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seafood, with dairy in moderation. The simple yet innovative recipes rely on these ingredients and creative use of herbs and spices; suggestions for substitute ingredients are often provided. The result is a variety of healthy, mouthwatering dishes."—Rita Pelczar, Contributing Editor, The American Gardener
Finalist, 2014 International Book Awards in the Cookbooks category
Winner, 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award for the Home category
Silver Medal, 2013 Living Now Book Awards, Cookbooks/General category
Gold Medal for 2013 Adult books: Cooking, Food & Wine, Mom's Choice Awards
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