Sea Salt and Honey: Celebrating the Food of Kardamili in 100 Sun-Drenched Recipes

Harper Design. May 2021. 272p. ISBN 9780062917355. $35. COOKING
The Greek American Tsakiris family (father Nicholas and daughters Chloe and Olivia) present a charming cookbook celebrating their life in Kardamili, a coastal village in southern Greece. The book is a well-balanced combination of recipes, ideas for entertaining, and storytelling. Readers are welcomed into the Tsakiris home to share a meal and conversation about their beloved Greece and traditions. The recipes spotlight fresh, seasonal produce and emphasize cooking mindfully for health. Highlights include inventive pastas and risottos, tea blends, and festive small bites (meze). The family also includes creative spins on international favorites (like pico de gallo or Buffalo cauliflower) and recipes incorporating spices like berbere or za’atar. Vibrant photographs by Romas Foord transport readers to the Greek coast. This book will appeal to home cooks interested in regional Greek cuisine, those looking for ways to infuse Mediterranean flavor into their cooking, and fans of Letitia Clark’s Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia.
VERDICT A lively celebration of family and Mediterranean cooking that offers a clear, intimate regional perspective.
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