A project of the Ithacan Historical Society of Victoria funded by the Ithacan Philanthropic Society Melbourne.
This long awaited project – our very own Ithacan Cookbook Ithacan Recipes – Australian Memories has been extremely successful. A colourful volume, 156 pages long it contains not only traditional Ithacan recipes but also graphic scenes of Ithaca and images of Ithacan life in Australia going back to the last century. It is bound to appeal to any one interested in traditional Ithacan fare but also those who will be attracted to the reminders of people and places in their past. The initial printing of 500 copies was sold out immediately. We are now in our second printing and copies are selling fast.
Pictured at left are Ithacan Recipes editors Andrew and Kay Raftopoulos, Loula Vlass and Anna Vlass.
We have also had some very positive feedback about the cook book, below a selection:
Congratulations on such a magnificent publication – well thought out and designed. Quite a unique concept.
George Florence - St. Kilda, Victoria
The people who put it together should be congratulated. It is a very well-presented and interesting book.
Maria Dellas - Hawthorn, Victoria
What a treat! The recipe book has arrived and I have spent the entire evening looking at the photos, the recipes and all the families involved. What a fantastic book! I am full of admiration for you all. The book is beautifully put together. It's a lovely combination of recipes and wonderful photographs. It must have taken a lot of time and effort to produce this….a real labour of love I think.
Trish Pearce - U.K.
Re cook book. It's great. Have included it under recipes on the site www.ithacagreece.com for anyone wishing to purchase it. Really worth the wait. It's being passed around at the moment because there is tremendous interest in it. Get some copies over here for the tourist shops. It will sell like hotcakes. Locals want it, too.
Erika Bach - Ithaca
What an excellent collection of recipes and photographs, beautifully compiled. Congratulations to you all and for your efforts in producing this excellent book of significant Ithacan history.
Eula Collins - Kooyong, Victoria
Orders may be placed by sending a cheque made payable to the Ithacan Philanthropic Society Inc.
The cost is $30.00 a copy or $50.00 for 2 copies (plus postage and handling, if required).
Ithacan Philanthropic Society
Mr. Peter Paxinos
PO Box 311,
Balwyn North VIC 3104
Mr. Peter Paxinos
Tel: 03 9859 4344