WIN your own copy of a book full of Wimbledon grandmother's recipes!
"Secrets from Yiayia's Greek Kitchen" is a wonderful collection of traditional and modern Greek meze, soups and dip recipes created by Vasso Pylas, the aforementioned Yiayia, Greek for grandmother.
This is the first time that Vasso, from Selia, a village in the wild mountains of Southern Crete but who has lived in Copse Hill, West Wimbledon for more than 40 years, has ever revealed the secrets of these recipes, handed down and adapted through the generations.
We have signed copies of Vasso's book to give away to two competition winners. Just send your name, address and contact details to email@example.com before the closing date of noon on Tuesday December 15 - put Yiayia's Kitchen in your email subject header. We'll be in touch that day with the two winners.
If you aren't lucky enough to win a book, you can always buy a copy on Amazon.
In the book (left), written with her youngest daughter, Eva, and her daughter-in-law, Sarah, Vasso shares her time-honoured recipes for classic Greek dips such as houmous, tzatziki and taramosalata, hearty soups and popular famiy favourites such as delicious spanakopita, blissfully simple salads and delightfully tasty calamari krassato.
The stories alongside each recipe take you on a fun journey into her kitchen and family life where you will discover the alluring flavours of authentic Greek cuisine for yourself.
Vasso said: "I'm very happy these recipes are now out there and I hope people will find them easy to follow. After feeding my family for many years, I am looking forward to putting my feet up and letting them now cook for me!"
"We are very lucky to be part of a big family that enjoys nothing more than getting together around the dining table for lots of good wholesome home cooking. Some of our happies memories are of sharing a meal at Yiayia's, talking and laughing into the night.
"We wanted to create this book of recipes so that our own children may also enjoy the food their parents grew up on and we very much hope that our boys will go on to pass them down to their own children too," said Sarah.
December 3, 2015