Taverna: Recipes from a Cypriot Kitchen by Georgina Hayden

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  • Mama’s tzatziki aka talattouri

    • TrishaCP on July 17, 2021

      This was a really good version of tzatziki. The dried mint was particularly nice.

  • Slow-cooked garden beans with sausage (Fasolia me loukaniko)

    • TrishaCP on May 11, 2020

      This is a great recipe if you love white beans. I used the loukaniko sausage since I can find it at my CSA, and it added a rich, garlicky punch that was nice here. (If you make a vegan version,I strongly recommend adding garlic.)

  • Fish keftedes in mustard and dill

    • Astrid5555 on December 25, 2019

      While the adults really enjoyed these keftedes, the children found the sauce too mustardy. Still very good!

  • Theia Frosa’s tava

    • Astrid5555 on December 25, 2019

      This is one of these no effort to great outcome dishes! You just throw all ingredients into a pot (no browning needed) and let it simmer for 2 1\2 hours in the oven and voilà dinner is ready. Made without the rice, used potatoes only, melt-in-the-mouth soft lamb!

  • Classic moussaka

    • FJT on June 05, 2021

      This was lovely with one big modification. I've never made moussaka before - and can't remember eating an authentic one in Greece - so I didn't really have anything to compare it to. However, putting 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon plus a cinnamon stick into a meat sauce made with just 500g of mince seemed like overkill. A quick google told me that the meat sauce is supposed to have subtle hints of cinnamon ... so I reduced the cinnamon to 1.5 teaspoons and omitted the cinnamon stick. The end product left you in no doubt that it contained cinnamon, so I might reduce it further if I made it again. Otherwise it was a good project for a very wet morning and we enjoyed eating it.

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  • ISBN 10 0224101641
  • ISBN 13 9780224101646
  • Published Apr 04 2019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Square Peg

Publishers Text

Greek Cypriot food is a melting pot of delicious flavours: simple Mediterranean salads; classic ingredients like feta, a squeeze of lemon and fresh oregano; cinnamon-infused stews; orange-blossom scented pastries.

Taverna takes the best of traditional Cypriot cooking and makes it relevant to modern home cooks. From simple vegan fast-day dishes to feasts for the family, there is something delicious for every mood and moment.

These delicious recipes relive sun-kissed Mediterranean holidays and simple taverna-style meals.



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