Tessa Kiros

Tessa Kiros was born in London to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father. The family moved to South Africa when she was four, and at the age of 18 Tessa set off to travel. She has cooked at London's The Groucho Club and in Sydney, Athens and Mexico. On a trip to Italy to study the language and food, she met her husband, Giovanni, and they now live in Tuscany with their two children.

Books by Tessa Kiros


Published: May 2016

Bestselling author Tessa Kiros reveals the food and stunning beauty of Venice.

Tessa Kiros: The recipe collection

Published: May 2014

A culinary gypsy presents her 'best of' recipe collection from around the world

Apples for Jam

Published: May 2013

Apples for Jam is Tessa Kiros' third international bestseller

Limoncello & Linen Water

Published: October 2012

A sumptuous celebration of Italian food and heritage from Tessa Kiros.

Tessa Kiros - Food From Many Greek Kitchens

Published: October 2010

Tessa Kiros presents a beautiful collection of traditional and modern Greek recipes, complete with stunning photography from the country, in her signature style.

A Venetian Journal

Published: November 2009

A companion to the best-selling Venezia by Tessa Kiros


Published: November 2008

Bestselling author Tessa Kiros reveals the food and stunning beauty of Venice.

Piri Piri Starfish

Published: March 2008

A beautiful exploration of the food and culture of Portugal from beloved cookbook author Tessa Kiros.

Falling Cloudberries

Published: October 2004

These recipes are the recipes from Tessa Kiros from her life in mnay countries and recipes that have stayed with her and she wants to share.

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