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Food & Dreams

by (author) Tessa Kiros

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
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A unique look at the tastes and textures of this famed Italian city. In Venezia, Tessa Kiros, bestselling author of Postcards from Portugal and Falling Cloudberries, travels to Venice in search of feasts for both for the eye and the taste buds. Part cookbook, part travelogue, Venezia is a complete culinary experience. Tessa captures the spirit of Venice its excess, its masquerades, its art. Lush photography transports armchair travellers, while the easy-to-follow, family-friendly recipes bring the mouth-watering dishes of Venice into home kitchens. From a delicate asparagus and scampi risotto to a substantial duck with anchovies and capers, the recipes in Venezia are authentic and luxurious yet simple to prepare. Tessa's imaginative eye and adventurous appetite guide readers through the rich history of Venice's cuisine and canals through 11 chapters, which are organized like an Italian menu. Discover what makes Venetian cuisine stand apart with recipes like:

  • Monkfish and Bavete Lasagne
  • Fish Carpaccio with Pink Peppercorns
  • Braised Beef with Amarone
  • Pumpkin Risotto
  • Roasted Guinea Fowl with Peverada
  • Polenta Biscuits
  • Venetian Focaccia

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 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 they now live in Tuscany with their two children.

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