Saturday, 20 April 2013

Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life by Tessa Kiros

Recipes and Dreams 
from an Italian Life
by Tessa Kiros

Hardcover, 352 pages

If you have never read a Tessa Kiros cookbook, you are in for a treat! Her books are not only filled with delicious, authentic dishes but also stunningly gorgeous photos and lyrical snippets of life and history.

In this latest book, which she has dedicated to All of the Wonderful Matriarchs I have been Lucky to Meet, we see a decidedly feminine love story of Italy. It is a beautifully crafted celebration of Italian mothers and Italian homemaking, and you will find yourself reading the book cover to cover before even trying the mouthwatering dishes.

The recipes include everything from preserves to dinners to desserts with snippets of Wise Words throughout from the loving Italian mamas she interviewed.

This is such a special book - perfect for Mother's Day!


Contents include:
The Linen Cupboard
The Pantry
The Bread Oven
The Snack Box
The Vegetable Patch
The Pasta Pot
The Dining Room
The Sugar Bin
The Ice Box

TESSA KIROS is the author of seven bestselling titles, including: Apples for Jam, Falling Cloudberries, Twelve, Piri Piri Starfish: Portugal Found, and Venezia. No-one captures the spirit and soul of a place quite like Tessa, born in London to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father, her family moved to South Africa when she was four. At the age of 18 Tessa set off to travel, to learn all she could about the world's cultures and traditions and discover new ways of living and eating. She has cooked at London's The Groucho Club and in Sydney, Athens, and Mexico. On a trip to Italy, to study the Italian language and food, she met her husband Giovanni; they now live in Tuscany with their two children.