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Taverna: Recipes From a Cypriot Kitchen

Written by

Georgina Hayden

Who’s the author? Georgina Hayden is a food writer, cook and stylist, who earned her stripes working with Jamie Oliver as part of his close-knit Food Team for ten years. She’s the author of the Stirring Slowly cookbook and now writes regularly for Delicious Magazine among other foodie publications.

What’s it about? Taverna is a journey back to Georgina’s Greek-Cypriot roots with exciting, vibrant, sun-soaked recipes that will make you rethink what Mediterranean food is all about. From simple salads to cinnamon-infused stews and orange-blossom scented pastries, this is food that reflects the cross-section of ingredients, flavours and infuences that characterises Cypriot cuisine.

Taking her family’s traditional recipes, Georgina gives them a modern-day twist that reflects her own flair and creativity in the kitchen, making it the perfect cookbook for anyone seeking accessible but exciting, new dishes. With beautiful design and photography, Taverna is a cookbook you’ll want to come back to time and again.

Perfect for: Anyone seeking culinary inspiration for delicious family feasts as well as everyday meals. Cooks who love beautiful books with both substance and style.

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