Maria Eliades is a Greek-American writer, journalist, editor, researcher, and non-profit communications professional who lives in New York. Maria covers politics, culture, art, literature, fashion, travel, food, and leisure in Turkey, Greece, and the United States.
Her bylines include work for the Ploughshares blog, The Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of Levantine Studies, The Puritan, PRI’s The World, EurasiaNet, and Time Out Istanbul. You can view her Contently portfolio, or just a selection of her writings here.
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I talk rebetiko, that late 19th to early 20th century jazz of the Greco-Turkish world, and what it’s like taking on a monolith of Greek nation-building mythology with Greek-Canadian author Tess Fragoulis for the Ploughshares Blog.
Expat Sofra has finally been published! The anthology features essays by 33 foreign women who have lived in Turkey, including yours truly. Available in English and Turkish, every essay is accompanied by a recipe. My essay, “Roots Like Museum Pieces” (“Müze Kalıntıları Gibi Kökler”) is about a trip I took around Turkey with my father and uncle to where their parents were born, about a bittersweet realization, and about what it means to be Greek in Turkey.
If you live in Turkey, you can buy your copy online or in bookstores.