Greek Cypriot food is a melting pot of delicious flavours: simple Mediterranean salads; classic ingredients like feta, a squeeze of lemon and fresh oregano; cinnamon-infused stews; orange-blossom scented pastries. Taverna, takes the best of traditional Cypriot cooking and makes it relevant to modern home cooks. From simple vegan fast-day dishes to feasts for the family, there is something delicious for every mood and moment, including holiday favourites like Moussaka, Klefitko and Souvlaki, quick suppers such as Prawns with orzo and greens, and sweet treats like Caramelised Fig Semolina Loaf. These delicious recipes relive sun-kissed Mediterranean holidays and simple taverna-style meals.
Georgina Hayden is the author of Stirring Slowly. She is a food writer and stylist from North London. Georgina’s work is inspired by her family, her heritage and her love of travel and there is nothing she treasures more than cooking with her mum and her yiayia. She documents her food adventures on her two instagram accounts @georgiepuddingnpie and @peaandthepod.
“There couldn’t be a better voice for Greek-Cypriot cuisine and culture than Georgina
Hayden’s. I will be cooking every single dish from this culinary masterpiece of a book.” Olia Hercules