- Author: Tessa
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (June 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449406521
- ISBN-13: 978-1449406523
With a glossary and more than 200 classically prepared Greek recipes, Kouzina adds a greater depth of flavor to each dish through Kiros's warm anecdotal introductions like the following passage for Vassilopitta:
"In Greece, everyone has a vassilopitta (cake) at New Year. The wonderful thing about this cake is that a flouri (coin) is added before baking. If you're lucky to get the piece with the coin, you'll be blessed for the year. Don't you love that sense of celebration the Greeks have?" --Kouzina: Food from Many Greek Kitchens
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 has cooked at London's The Groucho Club and in Australia, Greece, and Mexico. On a trip to Italy to study language and food, she met her husband Giovanni, and now lives in Tuscany.
Food From Many Greek Kitchens is filled with beautiful photographs but I found that the recipes were very authentic but not really to my taste. I think that they were just a little too exotic for my tastes. I do believe though that this book would be a nice souvenir of a trip to Greece. The photos and recipes would bring back memories of a beautiful place.