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