” Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
Meet The Name Behind Kouzounas Kitchen.
Welcome to my world of Greek traditional & modern recipes. Get ready to dance and drink some ouzo while enjoying our recipes.
Growing up as a child, I couldn’t help but shadow my parents while they were preparing wonderful Greek delicacies in our kitchen. My fascination with phyllo dough started at a very young age. (I believe I was 8 years old when I made my first spanakopita all by myself). After learning how to master phyllo and spanakopita, I then knew I had a passion for cooking. My parents watched me go through an intense year of pastry school. While I was in pastry school, I flew to Greece to complete my externship. I was a sous chef on the island of Skiathos. I worked very hard to get through the program and I succeeded. After graduation from Le Cordon Bleu, I gained the knowledge in four main cuisines; Japanese, Chinese, Greek, and Spanish. I just fulfilled one of my long awaited dreams of publishing my first Greek cookbook, Back To My Roots. Back To My Roots is now available in print and as a e-book through Amazon – Barnes & Noble.
Currently I am working on my second book, which will focuses on liquid gold; olive oil. Stay tuned in for more details.
The name Kouzounas originated from my sweet Yiayia, Stavroula Kouzouna Kalapothakou from Mani, Greece who was a fantastic home chef. I learned many of her traditional Greek recipes, and now I can share these recipes with you. Don’t get confused with the Greek word “kouzina” which means kitchen.
* Featured above is my family. To the very left is my yiayia who I dedicate this blog to. Thank you to my wonderful family for inspiring me to make Kouzounas Kitchen happen.