Cookbook - Taverna by Georgina Hayden
Taverna by Georgina Hayden
TAVERNA, takes the best of traditional Cypriot cooking and makes it relevant to modern home cooks. Conjure up a taverna in your own kitchen when you cook these simple vegan fast-day dishes to feasts for the family, there is something delicious for every mood and moment. These delicious recipes relive sun-kissed Mediterranean holidays and simple taverna-style meals.
For Greek Cypriot food stylist and writer, Georgina Hayden, the food of Cyprus is at the very heart of a lifelong passion for cooking. Georgie's grandparents moved to England from Cyprus in the 1950s, but the cuisine of their native island remained at the centre of family life in the UK; while one set of grandparents ran a hugely popular taverna in London's Tufnell Park for over thirty years, the other opened one of North London's first Cypriot grocers. Many of Georgie's fondest childhood memories are of spending hours in the kitchen with her yiayias, closely watching them make traditional delicacies and helping them prepare feasts for the family and local community.
Following on from the success of her much-loved first cookbook, Stirring Slowly, in Taverna, Georgie shares the secrets behind these special family dishes, with a collection of authentic Greek Cypriot recipes collected over many years. Reading through Taverna is like being taken on a guided food tour of this Mediterranean island, its ingredients and culinary customs, complete with inspiring photography and recipes that will soon become favourites among your own family. In this feature you'll get a sneak peek at 10 of the authentic dishes waiting for you to discover when you get your copy of this inspiring cookbook.