Apples for Jam
A Colorful Cookbook
By Tessa Kiros
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, Hardcover, 9780740769719, 432pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 2007
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This is food for families, for young people, for old people, for children, for the child in all . . . for life.- Apples for Jam
Apples for Jam is a keepsake cookbook filled with savory recipes woven together by a rainbow of colors, memories, and lavish full-color photography.
Tessa Kiros has circled the globe working in restaurants in Australia, Greece, Mexico, and London. Her extensive travel and multicultural background lend authenticity to more than 200 recipes, which are grouped by color and presented alongside vibrant photographs, sound cooking advice, and heartwarming anecdotes about friends, family, and the whimsies of childhood.
Kiros shares a bevy of diverse and easy-to-prepare dishes playfully themed in colored chapters. An index references both specific foods and recipes. With memories of daisy chains, ice cream cones, circuses, and four-leaf clovers, Kiros shares her belief that good food sparks cherished memories that intensify life's melting pot of flavor. A sampling of the flavors includes:
* Sage and rosemary mashed potatoes
* Pecan butter cookies
* Roast rack of pork with fennel and honey
* Pomegranate sorbet
* Roasted zucchini and tomatoes with thyme
* Pan-fried sole with lemon butter
No one captures the spirit and soul of a place quite like Tessa Kiros. She was born in London, to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father. The family moved to South Africa when she was 4, 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. They now live in Tuscany, with their two children.