When Debbie Matenopoulos started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet – a switch from her family’s traditional Greek cuisine. Despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and losing energy. Debbie moved on to anchor and special correspondent positions at E! News and TV Guide Channel, then to many other roles that had her on the go all the time. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily – and healthily – realizing her natural weight and regaining the stamina she had as a teenager.
In her upcoming book, It’s All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family’s Century-Old Recipes, Debbie shares her family’s authentic Greek recipes and adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare. Debbie even includes tips on how to adapt her recipes to meet any dietary needs, so all readers can enjoy her hearty meals.
With a foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner, one of the nation’s leading cardiologists, the recipes in It’s All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest diet on the planet: the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Modern science is catching up to what Greeks have known for millennia: health comes from eating natural, whole-food ingredients that haven’t been processed or pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives.
BenBella is delighted to work with Debbie on this healthy, authentic Greek Cookbook! Please enjoy this video reel of highlights from Debbie’s dynamic career: