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‘I was offered the chance to run a Greek taverna for a summer. Here’s what happened next...’

Offered the chance to run a lively fish restaurant by the beach for a season, what would you do? One woman said yes to a delicious, exhausting adventure

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Taverna Anemos Sunrise in Agios Minas, Karpathos, Greece

Taverna Anemos Sunrise in Agios Minas, Karpathos, Greece

Taverna Anemos Sunrise in Agios Minas, Karpathos, Greece

Lifting the fresh bread rolls out of the oven, I couldn’t resist tearing one open to release the delicious steam and devouring it while it was still hot — just to test the batch, of course.

And it made sense to eat when I could. One busy day at the taverna, I consumed nothing except bread and booze: a glass of wine or a shot of raki with customers gave me energy to keep going. On the go from 8am to 8pm, nothing tasted as good afterwards as an ice-cold Fix beer, straight from the bottle — and I needed the calories.


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