Celebrities Unite with Favorite Holiday Recipes for Charity

Celebrities Unite with Favorite Holiday Recipes for CharityPlanning your holiday menu? How about cooking up a dessert table that includes NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning’s Lace Cookies, Nicole Kidman’s Chocolate Crackles, Katie Couric’s Lemon Squares, Faith Hill’s Coca-Cola Cake, Justin Timberlake’s Granny’s Coconut Cake, Cat Cora’s Italian Cream Cake or Marlo Thomas’ Corn Pudding. Al Roker’s choice is his mother’s Sweet Potato Poon, Beyonce has the perfect Guacamole, Oprah favors Corn Fritters and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott fondly recalls her family’s Monkey Bread. These recipes are the perfect conversation piece around your holiday table and they can be found in the World Cookbook Award winning Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook.

A sequel, Loukoumi’s Favorite Holiday Recipe Celebrity Cookbook will be released in the Fall 2014 featuring over 100 celebrity recipes. NY Attorney Nick Katsoris has also just launched a new Loukoumi storybook with an anti-bullying theme, Loukoumi And The Schoolyard Bully, featuring Oscar winner Morgan Freeman as the voice of the Schoolyard Bully and Nia Vardalos as narrator.

For the Cookbooks, Katsoris, author of the acclaimed and award-winning children’s book series featuring Loukoumi the fluffy lamb, has gathered the favorite childhood recipes of more than 50 celebrities in his delightfully illustrated cookbook for children and their families, LOUKOUMI’S CELEBRITY COOKBOOK. A minimum of $2 from the sale of each book will be donated to Chefs for Humanity and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Celebrities Unite with Favorite Holiday Recipes for CharityIn LOUKOUMI’S CELEBRITY COOKBOOK, Loukoumi and her friends Dean the dog, Marika the monkey and Fistiki the cat are playing happily when they become hungry. At Loukoumi’s home they discover Fistiki’s Aunt Cat Cora, a character based on celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author Cat Cora, the first and only female Iron Chef, and President and Founder of Chefs for Humanity, which works to reduce hunger around the world. Aunt Cat offers to help them make her childhood favorite dish — Grandma’s Special Cream Cheese Cake. The story continues as Aunt Cat guides the friends in gathering and measuring ingredients and preparing them for the oven, all the while sharing child-friendly safety tips.

Beginning with Cat Cora’s recipe for Alma’s Italian Cream Cake, LOUKOUMI’S CELEBRITY COOKBOOK is divided into Weekend Breakfasts, Lunchtime Favorites, After-School Snacks, Family Meals, and Delicious Desserts. With tasty treats for the whole family, the book includes Rachael Ray’s French Toast Cups with Fresh Fruit, Oprah Winfrey’s Corn Fritters, Ellen DeGeneres’ Vegan Sliders, Beyoncé’s Easy Guacamole with Corn Chip Scoops, Betty White’s Chicken Wings, Miranda Cosgrove’s Spaghetti Tacos, Nicole Kidman’s Rice Pudding, Matt Lauer’s Beanie Weenie Stew, Mario Lopez’s Chicken Enchiladas, Marlo Thomas’ Corn Pudding, and Eli Manning’s Lace Cookies — plus recipes from Jennifer Aniston, Katie Couric, Bridgit Mendler, Jay Leno, Constantine Maroulis, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Amy Poehler, Neil Patrick Harris, Paula Dean, George Stephanopoulos, Faith Hill, Sherri Shepherd, Al Roker, and many others.

Celebrities Unite with Favorite Holiday Recipes for CharityPerfect for Holiday cooking fun, LOUKOUMI’S CELEBRITY COOKBOOK will bring you and yours together over many fun-to-prepare meals.

“The Loukoumi series of books have been wonderful for kids and parents alike. They each have an inspiring message and like the others, Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook is a great story with the bonus of being full of delicious recipes. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is honored to benefit from this project.”
—Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook is a fantastic way to get your children excited about helping out & experimenting with you in the kitchen, to make delicious and healthful meals from the heart that the whole family can enjoy together.” –Celebrity Chef Cat Cora, President & Founder Chefs for Humanity

About the Author:
Nick Katsoris is the author of the iParenting Media Award-winning books Loukoumi, Loukoumi’s Good Deeds, Growing up with Loukoumi, and Loukoumi’s Gift. A practicing attorney and General Counsel of the Red Apple Group, Katsoris sponsors the annual Growing Up with Loukoumi Dream Day contest granting kids the opportunity to spend the day in their dream careers. He also rallies thousands of kids each October to do a good deed on National Make a Difference Day by sponsoring Make a Difference with Loukoumi Day. This year over 20,000 kids participated in Make A Difference with Loukoumi. He resides in Eastchester, New York, with his wife and two children. For more information please visit www.loukoumi.com and like them on Facebook.