submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 01.03.2013
Born Anastasia Calopades
25 January 1933
Casino, New South Wales
Died 31 July 2012 (aged 79)
Occupation Chef, cookbook author, food consultant
Spouse(s) John Mallos
Tess Mallos (née Anastasia Calopades) (25 January 1933 – 31 July 2012) was an Australian food and cooking, writer, journalist, author, and commentator. She wrote a number of books on Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Her parents, both from the Greek island of Kythera, emigrated to Australia where she was born and raised in the country town of Casino, New South Wales. Her father, Andonis Calopades arrived in Australia at the turn of the 20th century as an 11 year old, and worked in the famous Kominos cafe in the central business district of Sydney. In 1919, he moved to Casino, where he ran the Marble Bar Cafe. Her mother was Calliope Manolliaras. 
Mallos began her writing career in cooking as a freelance food consultant in advertising, creating and writing recipes for a wide range of food as well as preparing food for photography. Her first book in 1976 was the Greek Cook Book, which featured familiar recipes from her Greek heritage. Many books followed featuring recipes gathered from cuisines in the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa.
Mallos worked as food consultant to the Australian Meat Board, where she wrote editorials on meat cooking for some 80 publications throughout Australia, and 20 overseas countries. She also demonstrated her recipes in cooking segments on a number of Australian television cooking shows.
Greek Cook Book (1976) 
The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook
Middle Eastern Cooking
The Complete Middle East Cookbook
Cooking of the Gulf: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
North African Cooking
Cooking in Colour
Fillo Pastry Cookbook
Middle Eastern Home Cooking
Bean Cook Book
The Barbecue Cookbook: For Kettle Grills & Other Covered Barbecues
The Made in Australia Food Book: With Over 200 Recipes
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