By Diane Kochilas,Vassillis Stenos
The distant and luxurious island of Ikaria within the northeastern Aegean is domestic to 1 of the longest-living populations in the world, making it a "blue zone." a lot of this has been attributed to Ikaria's enjoyable way of life and Mediterranean diet--daily naps, common intercourse, a bit fish and meat, free-flowing wine, senseless workout like strolling and gardening, hyper-local nutrients, powerful friendships, and a deep-rooted omit for the clock.
No one understands the Ikarian way of life higher than Chef Diane Kochilas, who has spent a lot of her lifestyles at the island. half cookbook, half travelogue, Kochilas's Ikaria is an advent to the food-as-life philosophy and a culinary trip via luscious recipes, wonderful images, and appealing tales from locals. shooting the genuine spirit of the island, Kochilas explains the significance of shared nutrition, the well-being advantages of uncooked and cooked salads, the bean dishes which are handed down via generations, the vegetables and natural teas which are utilized in the kitchen and within the teapot as "medicine," and the dietary knowledge inherent within the constituents and recipes that experience saved Ikarians fit for thus long.
Ikaria is greater than a cookbook. it is a portrait of the folks who've accomplished what such a lot of people yearn for: a fuller, extra significant and cheerful lifestyles, lived easily and nourished on actual, scrumptious, seasonal meals for you to entry anywhere.
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Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die by Diane Kochilas,Vassillis Stenos