Food, culture, celebration, and memory are inexorably tied together inside Tessa Kiros’s Food From Many Greek Kitchens. As the follow-up to her best-selling Venezia and Falling Cloudberries, in her latest cookbook Kiros explores her Greek-Cypriot heritage and takes readers on a colorful journey into the Greek kitchens of her friends and family as she catalogs the traditional foods for fasting, festivals, and feast days.
Recipes like Vassilopitta New Year Wish Cake, Lamb in a Flowerpot with Dill and Red Wine, Yamopilafo Wedding Rice, and Easter Soup are accompanied by short introductions that explain each dish’s cultural significance. In addition, lavish full-color photographs take readers on a tour from the local Mediterranean fishmongers and markets into Greek family homes and kitchens to experience the best in authentic Greek cooking. With a glossary and more than 200 classically prepared Greek recipes, Kiros adds a greater depth of flavor to each dish through Kiros warm anecdotal introductions and beautiful photography. Opa!
About the Author…
Tessa Kiros was born in London to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father. The family moved to South Africa when she was 4, and at the age of 18, Tessa set off to travel and learn all she could about the world’s cultures and traditions and new ways of living and eating. She lives with her husband, Giovanni, in Tuscany.
* Hardcover: 336 pages
* Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (June 14, 2011)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1449406521
Food from Many Greek Kitchens
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