I'm Ruth Bardis
I was born in Australia to Greek parents. My strong ethnic heritage and love of nourishing food facilitated my switch from fashion designing to cooking, photography, and writing. Passionate about traditional Greek cuisine, I set off to learn extensively about my heritage, travelling countless times to Greece and revisiting my origins. I have lived in Greece, in America, and am now based in Melbourne, Australia.
I'm a wife, a collector of cook books, cast iron pots, fanatical about good extra virgin olive oil, Greek coffee and just a down to earth, come on over and eat at my house type of girl. I'm a self taught cook (because every Greek mother ensures you are), a self taught writer (my eagerness to write cook books) and a self taught photographer (because I love to eat with my eyes).
I am extremely passionate about documenting and preserving authentic Greek recipes and therefore set off on a journey of publishing, writing and photographing Greek cookbooks.
I have been interviewed by several organisations, book signed and collaborated with the following.
SBS Greek Radio Melbourne, Insider magazine: France and Greece, The Mediterranean Lifestyle Magazine, Neos Kosmos newspaper, The Greek Herald, The Weekly newspaper, Antoniou filo pastry, Antipodes (Melbourne) and Paniyiri (Brisbane) festivals, Oasis Coffee, The Greek Providore, Simon Johnson. Cooking demonstrations for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schooler club) Melbourne VIC, Shailer Park Library, Brisbane, QLD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A, and had a recipe of mine showcased in Award winning Janice Sutton’s book, TOMATO.
I was also selected to be the talent for Oasis coffee brands latest campaign - check it out here.