About Tessa Kiros

Tessa Kiros

Born to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father, Tessa Kiros grew up learning firsthand of the world's diverse cultures and traditions. She's worked in restaurants in Sydney, Athens, Mexico, and London. Kiros is the author of eight cookbooks, including Venezia: Food and Dreams, Apples for Jam: A Colorful Cookbook and Falling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes. She lives in Tuscany with her husband and two daughters.

Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach Recipe

Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach

After trying this Southern good-luck charm of black-eyed peas, we say forget the luck. Just pass more of these peas, please.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 8
Pastelli, Sesame and Pistachio Candy

Sesame, Pistachio, and Honey Candy | Pastelli

A sweet something that evokes the memory of travels to Greece or the bulk bins of ’70-era health-food stores. Either way, these are so good they’ll put the past to shame.

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  • 12
Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

This pretty little number is sweet and tart and sassy enough to hold its own against all manner of menus, whether holiday or more humdrum.

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  • 21
Lemon Chill Recipe

Lemon Chill | Sgroppino

This madcap Italian nightcap swirls together vodka, prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle inducing effect.

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  • 6
strawberry-jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam

This homemade jam doesn’t require all that daunting canning and processing. Just pop some strawberries and sugar in a pot, cook them up, and refrigerate.

Finnish Meatballs with Sour Cream and Lingonberries By Tessa Kiros

Finnish Meatballs with Allspice, Sour Cream and Lingonberries

Similar to Swedish meatballs, these Finnish balls are made with pork and are served in a sour cream sauce and are topped with tart preserves.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
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