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The Resource Afternoons in Ithaka, Spiri Tsintziras

Afternoons in Ithaka, Spiri Tsintziras

Label
Afternoons in Ithaka
Title
Afternoons in Ithaka
Statement of responsibility
Spiri Tsintziras
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit on a stool in my grandmother's house. It is the height of summer in a seaside village in the south of Greece. We little Aussies devour 'tomato sandwiches' as the family chats and laughs and swats flies ... From the first heady taste of tomatoes on home-baked bread in her mother?s village in Petalidi, to sitting at a taverna some 30 years later in Ithaka with her young family, Spiri Tsintziras goes on a culinary, creative and spiritual journey that propels her back and forth between Europe and Australia several times. These evocative, funny and poignant stories explore how food and culture, language and music, and people and their stories help to create a sense of meaning and identity
Summary
I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit on a stool in my grandmother's house. It is the height of summer in a seaside village in the south of Greece. We little Aussies devour 'tomato sandwiches' as the family chats and laughs and swats flies. From the first heady taste of tomatoes on home-baked bread in her mother's village in Petalidi, to sitting at a taverna some 30 years later in Ithaka with her young family, Spiri Tsintziras goes on a culinary, creative and spiritual journey that propels her back and forth between Europe and Australia several times. These evocative, funny and poignant stories explore how food and culture, language and music, and people and their stories help to create a sense of meaning and identity
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10319856
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tsintziras, Spiri
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tsintziras, Spiri
  • Tsintziras, Spiridoula
  • Gastronomy
  • Women
  • Ithaca Island (Greece)
Target audience
adult
Label
Afternoons in Ithaka, Spiri Tsintziras
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052081090
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780733332081
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861376146
Label
Afternoons in Ithaka, Spiri Tsintziras
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052081090
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780733332081
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861376146

Library Locations

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