A TOUCH OF SPICE
Fanis, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics, recalls his childhood growing up as a Greek boy in Istanbul and the time spent with his shopkeeper grandfather learning about life and, in particular, the art of cooking. And it was here, in his grandfather's store, that he first fell in love, with Saime. After political tensions over Cyprus in 1963 Fanis's family were deported, but his grandfather stayed in Istanbul, and it is decades later that they meet again as Fanis returns 'home', after years of alienation growing up in Athens, to modern day Turkey to visit his near-death mentor and bumps into the now middle-aged and married Saime. Together they reminisce over life and how politics changed things for them all and Fanis recalls how much he had forgotten of what his grandfather had taught him.
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