A big WELCOME to our next chef, Tessa Kiros!
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 eighteen, 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 worked in Sydney, Athens, and Mexico, and at London's famous Groucho Club. On a trip to Italy to study the language and food, she met her husband, Giovanni. They live in Tuscany with their two daughters.*
Due to Tessa's extensive travels, her recipes come from a broad range of cultures: Italian, Greek, Finnish, South African, and more. Her books are not only beautiful, but heartfelt, with warm thoughtful stories and passionate prose throughout. It's going to be a wonderful six months with Tessa!
All food is welcome food, but is there one particular dish you feel is more welcoming than others? What says welcome to you? A platter of cheeses and antipasto? A piping hot bowl of soup? A freshly baked loaf of bread? A gorgeous plate of pasta? Or, perhaps something to whet your sweet tooth?
Feel free to welcome Tessa with whichever dish you chose, but please make and post your Welcome Tessa dish by Sunday, October 2nd. Don't forget to link up with Mr. Linky so that we can all see your glorious creation. Please remember to leave a comment after linking up so that we're sure to see your post as soon as it goes up.
If you're new to IHCC, please see our WELCOME post.
And, if you happened to miss our very last week with Jamie (Cheerio, Mate!), please click HERE to be redirected to the links.
*intro to Tessa excerpted from Falling Cloudberries bookcover