My SymiAlanSymi in Print 15/02/2008, 22:25

Book Title Author(s) Pub. ISBN Buy at...
AstredeniEugenia Fakinou1
Bus Stop Symi/Interval on SymiWilliam Travis1970/1   2
Island In GreeceJohn H G Pierson3
Near Myths: A Love Affair with GreeceJohn Ebdon2
Plants on SymiLance Chilton19991,2,3
Symi - a GuideKostas Farmakidis &
Agipi Karakatsani
1975
Symi - Sentinel of the Greek ArchipelagoI.M Chatziphotis19961
The Mythological Travels of a Modern
Sir John Mandeville
Daniel Spoerri2,3
Walks on SymiLance Chilton19991900802600  1,2,3

 

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2 Hellenic Books www.amazon.com
3 Hellenic Books www.abebooks.com



Thanks to Kieran for this beauty:

Mythology & Meatballs: a Greek Island Diary/Cookbook by Daniel Spoerri
Berkeley, CA: Aris Books, (1982), 1982. First edition. "On the enchanting Greek island of Symi, near the Turkish coast, Daniel Spoerri, the celebrated European artist and writer, dreams, cooks, reflects, eats and record s every delectable detail in his diary.".


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The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2007. Paperback. Pages: 288, Idyllic but remote, the Greek island of Thiminos seems untouched and untroubled by the modern world. When the battered body of a young woman is discovered at the foot of a cliff, the local police - governed more by archaic rules of honour than by the law - are quick to close the case, dismissing the death as an accident. Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to look into the crime he believes has been committed.The stranger's methods of investigation are unorthodox, and his message to the islanders is plain - tell the truth or face the consequences. Before long, he's uncovering a tale of passion, corruption and murder. But the stranger brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies. Who has sent him to Thiminos, and on whose authority is he acting? And how does he know of dramas played out decades ago? Idyllic but remote, the Greek island of Thiminos seems untouched and untroubled by the modern world. When the battered body of a young woman is discovered at the foot of a cliff, the local police - governed more by archaic rules of honour than by the law - are quick to close the case, dismissing the death as an accident. Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to look into the crime he believes has been committed. The stranger's methods of investigation are unorthodox, and his message to the islanders is plain - tell the truth or face the consequences. Before long, he's uncovering a tale of passion, corruption and murder. But the stranger brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies. Who has sent him to Thiminos, and on whose authority is he acting? And how does he know of dramas played out decades ago? Rich in images of Greece's beautiful islands and evoking a life of which few outsiders know, this wonderful novel leads the reader into a world where the myths of the past are not forgotten and forbidden passion still has dangerous consequences.


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My Mother's Cooking by Nora N. Katsourakis
My Mother’s Cooking is in memory of the woman who raised me and instilled in me her keen sense of cooking for taste and visual presentation. Cooking for my mother was not hit or miss even though she never used a recipe. Cooking was drilled by experience and the need to survive, for her family consisted of twelve brothers and sisters and her father was a demon when it came to food. He died of the gout. What I wanted to do for her, and for those who remember her as she was before the ravages of daughter-in-laws and sons, is to let the world see our island, Symi, and its heritage, being who we are as daughters of our mothers. To be a woman entails more than to continue the race; it means to nurture that race and cooking is the most intense form of nurturing and presentation of our cooking an open avowal to wanting to please as we nurture through grace and good taste.

Symi was a woman who was rumored to be like Circe, either a witch or a goddess. She was known and seen to have captured men and eaten them. But that was the past!

Today, we, in Symi, cook like our mothers.


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