Venezia: Food & Dreams
Venice is Italy's kingdom of salt and pearls, prosecco and mermaids, bigola and polenta. Tessa Kiros travels through the city, breathing in its atmosphere and letting its bejeweled past and dark alleyways fuel her imagination. 100 recipes range from cicchetti to antipasti, from secondi to contorni, from risotto to dolci. Mingled among the recipes and stunningly beautiful photography are Tessa's dairy jottings on the life and food of Venezia. Includes dual measures.
"Tessa's recipes are both authentic and exciting, and really conjure up a flavour of the city's gastronomic identity." "Italia"magazine"
Tessa Kiros was born in London to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father. The family moved to South Africa when she was four, 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 Sydney, Athens and Mexico. On a trip to Italy to study the language and food she met her husband Giovanni, and now lives in Tuscany.