LES LIAISONS CULINAIRES by Andreas Staïkos

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Dimitris and Damocles live in the same block of flats. They share a love of cooking, and, it soon transpires, a lover - Nana. What follows is the story of their competition to win Nana's heart through her appetite. As the plates pile up, and the recipes grow ever more mouth watering, a bizarre and comic duel develops, fought with sea-urchin salads, stuffed vine leaves and delicacies from all corners of the Aegean to win the consummate femme fatale or to end up with the sting in the tail...
 

About Andreas Staïkos

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Andreas Staikos, an Athenian, was born in 1944. He has written and directed several works for theatre and has also translated into Greek works by Marivaux, Molière and other French classics from the eighteenth centuries. Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife teaches English language and literature in Athens and works as a translator.
 
Published June 8, 2011 by Vintage Digital. 106 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Cooking. Fiction

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This tasty oddity from Greek chef and playwright Staikos offers palate pleasers of all kinds, but the main story (two men try to win over the same woman with comestible come-ons) offers more as a concept than it does on the page.

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Food is love, both literally and figuratively, in Staïkos's cheeky debut novel, a cross between a cookbook and a romantic and culinary comedy of manners, in which two Greek neighbors attempt to outcook each other and thus curry the favor of the married mistress they share.

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