*update* January 2013 - Hello! If you are new or returning to anthimeria, you may have noticed this little corner has been sleeping. While I continue to write stories about my days, I’m figuring out the best venue to share these words. In the meanwhile, I’ve kept the archives intact so you can read about the way back when.
anthimeria is a collection of stories, usually about food, sometimes with recipes to match. It began in January 2008 with a post about stocking my pantry as a university student and has since evolved into stories about life told from a kitchen table.
Maria Pontikis writes anthimeria.
I grew up in Windsor, Ontario, the first of four daughters to an Athenian dad and half-Hungarian-half-everything-else mom. My family run a Greek restaurant three years my senior, so I spent my formative years beneath the feet of hostile cooks, smelling of garlic and lamb. Of all pursuits, I loved cooking first and best.
I live in Toronto with my handsome fiancé, our well-loved pots and pans, and a precariously stacked tower of library books.
I’m fond of tabletops, domesticity, non-fiction, the quiet, squirrels, champagne and far-off places. I like to eat mostly everything, whole raw radishes excepted.
You can reach me at m DOT pontikis AT gmail DOT com. I will write back.