With years of experience cooking for hundreds of hungry kids every day at her daughters’ childcare centres, Sydney grandmother, Mary Mitropoulos’ old-fashioned meals, packed with fresh ingredients, have been so popular, the kids simply call her Yia Yia – Greek for Grandma.
But it’s not just the kids who adore Mary. Her recipes have been in such high demand from parents, she’s just published her first cookbook, Yia Yia’s Kitchen Secrets.
Mary’s approach to food is all about bringing the family together. Today, Mary brought a huge crowd together in the Peter’s Kitchen – along with her daughters, Poppy and Marika – to share a few of her kitchen secrets!