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How grieving brothers find joy in food while sharing Greek recipes from their elderly neighbor

How grieving brothers find joy in food while sharing Greek recipes from their elderly neighbor

Melbourne brothers Daniel and Luke Mancuso have gained a passionate online following for sharing traditional recipes made by their elderly Greek neighbor, who started preparing food for the couple after enduring unspeakable heartache.

The Mancuso’s mother was murdered by their father in a horrific domestic violence incident in 2013, and they then bonded with the neighboring Greek grandmother.

See Daniel and Luke Mancuso making Greek moon cookies in the video player above

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Known to them as Yiayia, she took the boys under her wing by sending food over the fence for them to eat.

The brothers started posting about the food delivery on Instagram and the posts quickly went viral. Now they’ve released a cookbook YiaYia next door with their favorite recipes, with proceeds from the book going to the Australian Childhood Foundation.

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The couple joined the morning show where they shared how to make delicious kourabiethes, also known as Greek moon cakes.

Daniel and Luke admit they’re not chefs themselves, but the recipes in their book, like these delicious mooncakes, are simple enough for anyone to make and enjoy. Credit: YiaYia next door