Favorite recipes and cherished memories inspired by a grandmother's kitchen, where her love of God was ever-present, traditions of hospitality and joy were handed down, and lessons of faith, life, and love were learned.
"My good friend and food photographer, Alexis El Massih, and I have brought to life some amazing recipes for your family in a cookbook titled, Hospitality and Joy. It is a beautifully designed 8.5" x 10" smythe-sewn hardbound book printed on heavy weight satin finish paper. 160 colorful pages feature my go-to, tried and true hostess recipes each illustrated in photos that are as beautiful to look at as the food is delicious! This book, nearly a decade in the making, honors my Sitey--my grandmother--"Aunt Vi" as she was lovely known to most, and celebrates an ethos of hospitality and joy that extends well beyond the kitchen." -- Erin Farha Kimmett
"Nearly a decade after Aunt Vi's repose at the age of ninety-one, her granddaughter Khouriya Erin Mary shares with us her own intimate memories of life with her 'Sitey' and some recipes that originated in that teensy-weensy kitchen that could miraculously put out as much food as any full-sized catering establishment." --Bishop Basil, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America