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Afternoons in Ithaka Spiri Tsintziras

Afternoons in Ithaka

Spiri Tsintziras

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ISBN : 9780733332081
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352 pages
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From the first heady taste of tomatoes on home-baked bread in her mother’s village in Petalidi, to sitting at a taverna some 30 years later in Ithaka with her young family, Spiri Tsintziras goes on a culinary, creative and spiritual journey thatMoreFrom the first heady taste of tomatoes on home-baked bread in her mother’s village in Petalidi, to sitting at a taverna some 30 years later in Ithaka with her young family, Spiri Tsintziras goes on a culinary, creative and spiritual journey that propels her back and forth between Europe and Australia. These evocative, funny and poignant stories explore how food and culture, language and music, and people and their stories help to create a sense of meaning and identity.I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit on a stool in my grandmothers house. It is the height of summer in a seaside village in the south of Greece. We little Aussies devour tomato sandwiches as the family chats and laughs and swats flies …