Title: A Recipe for Daphne
Author: Nektaria Anastasiadou
An American-born traveler to one of Istanbul’s oldest communities receives an unexpected welcome in this heart-warming and romantic debut Fanis is at the center of a dwindling yet stubbornly proud community of Rum, Greek Orthodox Christians, who have lived in Istanbul for centuries. Fanis is smitten by the beautiful and aloof outsider, who, despite the age difference, reminds him of the fiancee he lost in the 1955 pogrom. Kosmas, a master pastry chef on the lookout for a good Rum wife, also falls instantly for Daphne.