A taste of tashas: create café culture at home with Natasha ...

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A taste of tashas: create café culture at home with Natasha Sideris

Pretend you’re eating out with the new tashas-inspired cookbook

Graham Wood

After more enforced (lock)downtime, having our wings clipped by the pandemic and generally feeling as if our horizons have diminished, tashas inspired (Quivertree) provides some respite.

The second cookbook by restaurateur Natasha Sideris — founder of tashas, the boutique cafés we love so much — is well-timed to recreate something of the café experience that’s been denied us at home. “At tashas, we think about every single detail, and I would like to encourage home cooks to do the same,” says Sideris.

tashas inspired is divided into chapters, each dedicated to the café cultures around the world: from cities such as Paris and New York to broader regions such as Spain, Greece and the Levant. There are even sections for traditions, such as the English picnic. Each section includes advice for table settings and décor, so you can recreate the particular café society ambience. The recipes (which are delectable) are illustrated with beautifully styled photographs and are presented with original artworks chosen to capture and convey something of the social spirit and creative flair that inform each culture...

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