Helen Sarakinos is the daughter of Greek-born parents, and she cooks to celebrate her heritage. With her husband, Jake Vander Zanden, Sarakinos has two children, Kerkyra, 9, and Milo, 12.

Last month, on the Friday before Greek Orthodox Easter, writer Kathy Brozyna went to their home on Madison’s east side to share in a traditional Lenten supper. This is the second installment of The Family Table, a new series of food essays about home cooking in Madison.