Pamela Kockos Merchant, a local San Francisco Bay Area cookbook author, will be a guest vendor at this year’s Santa Cruz Greek Festival in the Marketplace. Her new cookbook, Tradition! Recipes, Tales, and More from My Greek American Life will be available for purchase.
Tradition! is a treasured collection of recipes and food memories, as well as a tribute to her mother who taught her how to cook.
“I was fortunate to have a mother who was an excellent cook,” Pamela remarked. “One day as a young teenager, I made a decision to learn how to make all her delicious Greek dishes and sweets before she could no longer do so herself. But it wasn’t always easy documenting her formulas. Although her recipes were at hand, my mother also operated intuitively. ‘About this much,’ or ‘until it feels this way,’ she would say. I had a lot to learn.”
Sprinkled with images from her travels to Greece, Tradition! is more than a cookbook. It’s an exploration into a Greek American life.
Be sure to visit her website for more information and upcoming events.