01 August 2018, The Tablet

A time of gifts

The ethical kitchen

A time of gifts

“There are times in Greece when you feel you could live with as little forethought about food as Elijah; meals appear as though laid at one’s elbow by ravens.” So wrote Patrick Leigh Fermor in Mani, his travelogue about the southern Peloponnese.

Writing this while staying in Kardamyli, the town near Leigh Fermor’s home, I could not feel that this was a time for any Greek to be under a duty to be generous. 

Get Instant Access

Continue Reading

Register for free to read this article in full

Subscribe for unlimited access

From just £21.50 quarterly

  Complete access to all Tablet website content including all premium content.
  The full weekly edition in print and digital including our 179 years archive.
  PDF version to view on iPad, iPhone or computer.

Already a subscriber? Login