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 more than half a dozen cookbooks, including her most recent title, Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life. She lives in Tuscany with her husband and two daughters.

A champagne glass of Sgroppino, also called Lemon Chill, on a blue plate

Sgroppino | Lemon Chill

This Italian sipper swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Roast Duck with Clementines

Roast Duck with Clementines

This is, essentially, orange-glazed duck with crispy skin that’s easy to make and even easier to make disappear.

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  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2 D, 4 H
  • 0
Ouzo Sorbet

Ouzo Sorbet

This brash and boozy sorbet is just what we crave come summer. It’s sorta the sorbet equivalent of an after-dinner digestif. Opa!

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach

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
  • 2
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 ’70s-era health-food stores. Either way, these are so good they’ll put the past to shame.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 10
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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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 18
Strawberry-Jam

Strawberry Jam

This quick refrigerator jam doesn’t require canning and processing and preserving. It just requires strawberries, sugar, a pot, and a fridge.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 11
Finnish Meatballs

Finnish Meatballs

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
  • 4