Born in London to a Greek-Cypriot father and Finnish mother, Tessa Kirosdeveloped an interest in the food of different cuisines and travel from anearly age. She grew up in South Africa and left home at eighteen to traveland cook, working in restaurants in London, Sydney, Athens and Mexico. Shenow lives in Tuscany with her Italian husband, Giovanni, and two daughters.Her first cookbook Falling Cloudberries, a world of family recipes was aninstant success. Continuing her travel and culinary adventures, Tessa haswritten a further eight books, exploring the food of Italy as a whole, Tuscany,Venice, Portugal and Greece. Evocative writing and beautiful photographyepitomise her unique books.