Litsa Bolontzakis was born in Greece.At the age of 12, she moved with her family to Canada, where she grew up and where she still resides today with her own family.For the past 14 years, Litsa has been the president of Hummingbird Publications International. She comes from a family which has always been involved in the food industry. From her grandmother with her taverna to her grandfather and father in the fishing industry, her passion was and always will be good, healthy eating.Her dream is to share the treasures of the “Taste of Greece” with the world and especially with the people in the land where she resides and which she loves very much: Canada.
“Take the Taste of Greece with You” is an amazing hardcover coffee table book of traditional Greek food with full-page pictures (in English, also available in paperback). Boukia Boukia features an array of international finger-food recipes – it’s a dream for easy entertaining.
Both books are labors of love!“ Take the Taste of Greece with You” was honored by the prestigious Gourmand World Cook Book Awards of France in July 2009 and awarded Best in Canada and Best in the World for the year 2009.Litsa’s current project is four children’s books based on the four seasons of the year as seen through the eyes of a young girl growing up in Greece.They are finished and they are beautiful,hard cover and created with so much love…They are educational with, of course, a little cooking thrown in for good measure!
these hardcover books feature artwork by Daniela Zekina, an award-winning illustrator.Litsa has made appearances on the Greek TV shows Ehi Gousto with Bilio Tsoukalas, and Omorfos Cosmos to Proi with Mr. Arnaoutoglou. In Canada, she has appeared on Edo kai Tora with Mr. Trialonis, a delightful hour featuring Greek news.Currently, she is hosting a cooking segment on the program Edo Montreal, which is shown on the Odyssey cable network and broadcasts across Canada.
“Entertaining with Style” is the name of her segment and features her love and passion for entertaining with the very rich flavors and spices of the Mediterranean.