Ivi Liakopoulou


Ivy Liacopoulou was born in Limassol, Cyprus. She lives in Greece with her husband and three children. She worked in the Airline industry for many years and had a bookstore for several years. After early retirement she decided to record the traditional recipes of her country, as a heritage to her children.
The author is an experienced cook, being married for 30 years and cooking since she can remember herself as a child. She provides not only a brief history of the recipe, after a lot of research, but also clear instructions, lots of useful tips, some step by step photos to show how to prepare more complicated recipes and with lots of other mouthwatering pictures for each recipe.
Ivy belongs to a new generation of home cooks who loves to experiment and create new recipes of her own. Her creativeness and passion for cooking are depicted in her blog, Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality. Ivy is inviting you in her kitchen (that is what kopiaste is all about), to share all her small secrets, behind hundreds of home-style recipes that have been part of her family's heritage for many years, where you will taste and scent the delectable, mouthwatering aromas of cinnamon, mint and blossom water, the predominant flavours of Cypriot cuisine.
Η Ήβη Λιακοπούλου γεννήθηκε στη Λεμεσό, Κύπρου και ζει στην Ελλάδα, με το σύζυγο και τα τρία παιδιά της.
Εργάστηκε σε Αεροπορική Εταιρία και μετά απέκτησε δική μου επιχείρηση βιβλιοπωλείου. Αφού βγήκε σε πρόωρη σύνταξη, αποφάσισε να καταγράψει τις συνταγές που αποτελούν μέρος της κληρονομιάς της οικογένειάς της για πολλά χρόνια, σαν κληρονομιά για τα παιδιά της.
Στο βιβλίο αυτό θα βρείτε πάνω από 100 αυθεντικές, Κυπριακές συνταγές τροποποιημένες ώστε να είναι πιο υγιεινές, σύμφωνα με το σύγχρονο τρόπο ζωής και τα σημερινά πρότυπα της Μεσογειακής διατροφής. Για κάθε συνταγή παρέχει σαν πρόλογο τις πληροφορίες που ξέρει και η κάθε συνταγή είναι γραμμένη με αναλυτικές οδηγίες, χρήσιμες συμβουλές και τιπ, καθώς και φωτογραφία της συνταγής και στις πιο δύσκολες συνταγές, οδηγίες βήμα-βήμα με φωτογραφίες.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your cooking?
I grew up in Limassol, Cyprus, a small island in the Mediterranean. My passion for cooking started by watching my mother cook and helping her in the kitchen. She suffered from rheumatism so whenever I had free time from studying, I had to help her as much as I could.
Στα Ελληνικά:
Ε. Η ερώτηση είναι: Πού μεγαλώσατε και πώς επηρέασε αυτό τις γνώσεις σας στη μαγειρική.
Α. Μεγάλωσα στη Λεμεσό της Κύπρου. Το πάθος μου για τη μαγειρική ξεκίνησε από μικρή όταν βοηθούσα τη μητέρα μου στην κουζίνα. Υπέφερε από ρευματισμούς και όταν είχα ελεύθερο χρόνο από το διάβασμα, τη βοηθούσα όσο μπορούσα.
Who are your favorite cookbook authors?
Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver and from the Greek authors I like Diane Kochilas, Stelios Parliaros, Vaggelis Driskas,Giannis Loukakos and Vassilis Kallidis.
Στα Ελληνικά:
Ερώτηση: Ποιοι είναι οι αγαπημένοι σας συγγραφείς βιβλίων μαγειρικής;
Α: Ο Gordon Ramsey, ο Jamie Oliver και από τους Έλληνες / Ελληνίδες η Diane Kochilas, ο Στέλιος Παρλιάρος, ο Βαγγέλης Δρίσκας, ο Γιάννης Λουκάκος και ο Βασίλης Καλλίδης.
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Smashwords book reviews by Ivi Liakopoulou

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Nov. 25, 2011

    When I decided to publish my cookbook into an e-book, I started with Amazon kindle. Their instruction page telling you how to convert to mobi is so confusing and after several attempts I gave up. I never believed I would be able to publish. After several months I decided to try again and on Amazon forum I read a suggestion by an author to check the tutorial at Smashwords. What can I say. The tutorial covers everything. However don't read through lines quickly but read it thoroughly, even more than once, if needed, in order to understand what you need to do. The only thing missing, however, is if we can publish in other languages, except English. I would like to publish my cookbook in my native language, as well, which is Greek but I haven't yet got a reply to my question from support. Thank you Mark for all your help.