Afternoons in Ithaka by Spiri Tsintziras

By Spiri Tsintziras

a captivating memoir of self-discovery, relations, connection and the facility of a tomato. 'I take into accout crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick eco-friendly olive oil. i'm seven years previous. I take a seat on a stool in my grandmother's residence. it's the top of summer time in a beach village within the south of Greece. We little Aussies eat 'tomato sandwiches' because the relatives chats and laughs and swats flies ...' From the 1st heady flavor of tomatoes on home-baked bread in her mother's village in Petalidi, to sitting at a taverna a few 30 years later in Ithaka together with her younger kinfolk, Spiri tsintziras is going on a culinary, artistic and non secular trip that propels her backward and forward among Europe and Australia. those evocative, humorous and poignant tales discover how nutrients and tradition, language and song, and other people and their tales aid to create a feeling of that means and identity.

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