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Delicious sun-kissed recipes from the heart of the Mediterranean

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.

, 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.


This spectacular book is filled with comforting, delicious recipes and wonderful writing. Authentic and heart-filled, this masterpiece of a cookbook gives an insight into one of the oldest and greatest cuisines on the planet.

Jamie Oliver

Taverna brings a joyful, sun-splashed touch of the Mediterranean to your kitchen

Culture Whisper

Taverna… beautifully evokes the writer’s Greek-Cypriot heritage and culture

Food and Travel

Taverna… brings a touch of Cypriot sunshine into your kitchen

Good Housekeeping

Taverna, is a masterpiece that brings together decades of watching, learning and documenting these recpies

Jessica Salter, Daily Telegraph

Taverna is a labour of love for Georgina… [who] is at once respectful of tradition, but also happy to embrace innovation

Waitrose Weekend

Hayden adds a modern slant to recipes, as well as offering some of the classics… lovely


This book is a must if you’re as obsessed with the flavours of the Mediterranean as I am

Laura Jackson, Marie Claire

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    April 2, 2019

    Square Peg

    304 pages

    RRP $60.00

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
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    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook


    April 4, 2019

    Vintage Digital

    304 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
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    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia NZ

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