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The Good Life Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

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I love to blog about food and food related things, and my site includes lots of articles ranging from recipes to reviews. Use the search boxes and menu system to find the topics you’d like to read about. My home page will alway highlight the most recent posts and recipes.

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Recent Articles

  • Roasted Vegetable and Garbanzo Bean Salad recipe by Dorothy Calimeris

Roasted Vegetable and Garbanzo Bean Salad

As we all know, we must eat our vegetables!  I wanted to make a vegetable dish that would last a few days and be just as good as a salad or a warm [...]

  • Lamb Stew a la Lidia recipe by Dorothy Calimeris

Lamb Stew a la Lidia

I LOVE Lidia Batianich, she reminds me of a composite of all the best cooks in my family rolled into one.  Her food is homey and satisfying, I love it when her mother [...]

  • zucchini, noodle, tomato, olive salad, with Ricotta salalta. Recipe by Dorothy Calimeris

Zucchini Noodle Tomato Olive Salad with Ricotta Salata

I love Ricotta salata, it reminds me of my childhood.

The Good Life is Coming on August 2, 2016!

Hi All - I'm very excited about the publication of my latest book on July 18 called The Good Life Mediterranean Diet Cookbook.

Barley Oat Waffles with Apricot Compote

OK, I’m sure you’re all thinking, “Again with the waffles!”, yep again.  Can’t help myself, as we all know I loves me a good waffle. I have ongoing conversations with a friend about [...]

Lemon Squares

Let’s talk lemon squares.  My first introduction to these was as a kid when I was at a friend’s house (we’re still friends, not doubt we bonded over a mutual love of lemon [...]

About Me

Growing up in a wonderful family of farmers and cooks, I had no choice other than to become a chef. It’s this background that has shaped my career and my cooking philosophy which is Simple ingredients, beautifully prepared.

In addition to creating my own restaurant in my mother’s kitchen when I was six, I cooked and baked in the kitchens of Martha Stewart, Pleasures, of Cooking, Curds and Whey, Campton Place, Wente Winery, and I survived a stint as a manager in the Cellar for Macy’s, New York. Currently I teach a cooking class called Eating Real at Mills College.

In 1986, along with Laura, my business partner, I branched out from my mother’s kitchen and opened up a restaurant /catering company in Oakland, CA. The restaurant closed in 1991 and I continued to cater until 2008. I am often a restaurant judge for the Best Of issue for northern California’s Diablo magazine and a frequent contributor and feature writer for Diablo.

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