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A daughter's tribute | 'Corfu Cooking' preserved in print

Columbia woman pays tribute to her mother by publishing recipes, stories of her homeland

By ASHLEY ERNST
Tribune Food Editor
Published Wednesday

In 1999 Alice Padova Anderson inherited four tiny notebooks. On the front of those notebooks is a faded print — once a bright advertisement for Shell Motor Oil. Originally meant for recording mileage, gas purchases and oil changes, the four stained and worn little books surprisingly contain handwritten recipes.
The recipes are written in Greek, and Alice translates the recipe titles: Sophia’s Cake, Victoria’s Cake.
"She doesn’t write recipes for coconut cake," Alice explains. "She writes recipes for Sophia’s Cake."
"She" is Alice’s mother. She is the Corfu native who passed on to her daughter her love for cooking and her personal recipe collection. She also passed along the stories behind the recipes: At Sophia’s, when she would visit on Name Day — part of a Greek Orthodox tradition — she was always served coconut cake.
"This is how I got to know those recipes," Alice says.
The recipe collection is such a treasure that Alice decided to share it by publishing a cookbook: "Corfu Cooking," released this month.
"I grew up in Corfu, Greece, an island between the mainland and Italy," she says. "It’s an island cookbook with family recipes of different origins — Venetian, English and a few from the mainland," she says. "But this is not a mainland cookbook."
Alice has also preserved pieces of Corfu history, including her mother’s directions for firing up a coal stove.
"In the ’40s and ’50s we didn’t have electrical ovens," Alice says. "Her oven went on top of coals."
Not only did Alice translate the recipes from Greek into English, she also had to convert her mother’s notations into American measurements.
For instance, one of the handwritten cake recipes instructs: Weigh 8 eggs. Add the same weight in sugar, half the weight of flour and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Alice made cakes both ways — one following her mother’s directions, the other using American measurements.
"She didn’t want to change the way she was doing her cakes and to translate them to American measures. She was right," Alice says of the cake made with weighed ingredients. "It was a better cake than the others I made."
"Not only did I want to write a cookbook," Alice says. "I wanted to write my mother’s recipes to preserve them." Read More

Popular UK Series "The Durrells in Corfu" goes to US Television

Following its success in the United Kingdom and an August 2016 release in Australia, a new kind of adventure goes to American television in October.
The Durrells in Corfu is a 6-episode extended mini-series based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical book My Family and Other Animals, and tells the story of an unconventional British family’s attempt at a new life in the natural paradise of Corfu, Greece.
Keeley Hawes (Upstairs, Downstairs) stars as the family matriarch, a widow struggling to keep her family afloat as she navigates her own love life, her children’s coming of age stories, and the expectations of her traditional English family.
The series will air on British ITV and will star Keeley Hawes as Louisa Durrell, a widowed mother of three unruly children trying to pick up the pieces of her life and save those of her children by leaving England and heading to a remote Greek Island.
But it’s 1935 and there is no electricity. There is outright refusal and the children revolt. But Corfu is cheap, and an untamed paradise— and the Durrells stay.
The series filmed on location in Greece and also includes a host of Greek talent, including beloved actors Yorgos Karamichos and Alexis Georgoulis. The series is based on the popular series of books by beloved British writer Gerald Durrell. From pappaspost

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A two-day trip to mysterious places of northern Corfu

When in September we arranged for a friendly couple from Patras, to host them for a weekend in Acharavi, we knew that our mission would be difficult. Not because they were difficult people... barely... The problem was that they aren’t simple tourists. They are travellers.

Christina had warned me. They don’t make selfies, but they just photograph anything can enrich their knowledge about the local history. The big day has arrived and Lisa with Nektarios reached Acharavi.

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"The Durrells" cast begin filming Season 2 later this month

Filming will commence on a second season of ITV’s The Durrells in Corfu a few days.
Based upon Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, the hit family drama launched in April and achieved a peak audience of 8.2 million viewers.
The series tells the story of Louisa Durrell, who makes a radical change and uproots her four unruly ‘children’ Larry, Leslie, Margo and Gerry, from Bournemouth to start a new life in Corfu in the 1930s.

ine of Duty star Keeley Hawes will reprise her role as Louisa Durrell, alongside Leslie Caron as Countess Mavrodaki, Ulric Von Der Esch as Sven, Anna Savva as housekeeper Lugaretzia, Lucy Black as Florence Petrides and Alexis Conran as Dr Petride.
ITV’s Controller of Drama Victoria Fea commented: “We loved The Durrells from the moment the idea was pitched to us and it become even more magical when it was brought to screen. It was a very easy decision to commission a second series of this warm and enchanting drama.”
Sally Woodward-Gentle, CEO at Sid Gentle Films Ltd., added: “We absolutely loved making the first series of The Durrells and were overjoyed with the response from viewers when it was broadcast on ITV. We can’t wait to reunite the fantastic cast and crew for Simon Nye’s wonderful scripts and get on a plane to Corfu!”

8 dance and choral groups at the two-days festival in Kassiopi, 29th and 31st of July

The cultural association Kassiopi organizes two-days festival on Friday, the 29th and Sunday, the 31st of July with the following program:

Friday, July 29th
4th meeting of dance groups in elementary school Kassiopi with the participation of Kavvalouri, Sinies, Vitali and Kassiopi dance associations.

Sunday, July 31st
3rd meeting of choral groups in Kassiopi port, with the participation of Chlomos, Kontokali, Karousades and Kassiopi chorus.

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