Falling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes
"Falling cloudberries, gravalax and strawberry tops, my grandfather's special chips, cinnamon and orange blossom water, rice pudding, spare ribs and stroganoff, rose petals and jasmine in the summer-night heat...these are some of the memories I carry with me from a life in many countries and a family who have loved many kitchens. They are the recipes that have stayed with me, been carried from home to home, and been given generously by many friends. These are the recipes I love." 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. In her second book, Tessa captures the spirit of her journeys around the world and her diverse cultural background as she celebrates home cooking across the continents. "