When we started reading through Tessa Kiros’s new cookbook Falling Cloudberries:A World Of Family Recipeswe needed to stop, put it down and make a yummy snack. The recipes and gorgeous photos of her pastas, breads and Greek dinners made our tummy grumble. Falling Cloudberries is a journey through Tessa’s culinary adventures and upbringing. She has such a diverse background, with a Finnish mom and Greek-Cypriot dad, and having been raised in South Africa. You can just imagine all the wonderful flavors and recipes she shares with us. The very approachable dishes are from Finland, Greece, Italy, and South Africa. Love how descriptive Tessa is when telling us where the recipe is from and why it means so much to her. You can feel her love for food and family, which makes the “mom” in us adore this cook book even more. We’ve made quite a few of her recipes since receiving the book and we just have to rave about her Grandfather’s Fried Potatoes with Artichoke Bottoms (just divine, and very easy to make). We also made the Lemon & Oregano Chicken and can report that our very picky 3 year old asked for seconds (this never happens, so we will be making this dish a lot). The garlic bread recipe is classic and very quick to make, but ohh so much more yummy than any you’ve ever had before. Next on our list to tackle is the Ricotta Tart with Chocolate Crust. After all this food talk we need another snack…Gwyneth Paltrow and her new cleanse be dammed.
The lovely folks at Andrews MacMeel Publishing want you to cook like Tessa too. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of Tessa’s first cookbook and you will win Falling Cloudberries. One winner at random will be chosen at midnight July 20th/09. Bonne Chance mamas!