Signed copy by the author. “It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But is it the way to a woman’s heart? A Greek epicurean and man of letters resolves this question in seventeen succulent chapters, furnished with his own recipes. Dimitris and Damocles live in the same block of flats, on the same flats. Gradually it dawns on them that they also have the same lover – Nana. What follows is the story of a contest, as each sets out to conquer Nana’s willing palate by outperforming his rival in the kitchen. It is a bizarre and comic duel, fought with sea-urchin salads, stuffed vine leaves, octopus and other delicacies of traditional Greek cuisine. As for the demanding, cunning and historionic Nana, who does not scruple to despatch her unsuspecting admirers to the further shores of Attica to acquire their ingredients, she plays the part of the cinsummate femme fatale to the bitter end.” Andreas Staikos, an Athenian, was born in 1944. He has written and directed several works for the thetre and has also translated into Greek works of Marivaux, Moliere and other French classics from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.