This text is as much a historical resource as it is a practical cookbook. The 230 recipes were compiled from the pages of the «Women’s Newspaper», published in the 19th and 20th centuries by the first "Lyceum Club of Greek Women", the first women’s club in Greece. Their newspaper was written «for the modern woman» and could now be considered «protofeminist». The recipes celebrate a rich culinary tradition in Greece as well as the women who were responsible for keeping it alive. Recipes are accompanied by the original tips and comments, and are not limited to familiar Greek dishes, but include also continental recipes, sweets and secret sauces. The text is complimented by reproductions from the original «Women’s Newspaper» and a full index by ingredient. The illustrations, by painter Ioanna Mitsea-Malamou, are soft, skillful oil paintings of fresh food and the accoutrement of the kitchen.