Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

Diane Kochilas


The distant and plush island of Ikaria within the northeastern Aegean is domestic to at least one of the longest-living populations in the world, making it a "blue zone." a lot of this has been attributed to Ikaria's relaxing way of life and Mediterranean diet-daily naps, widespread intercourse, a bit fish and meat, free-flowing wine, senseless workout like strolling and gardening, hyper-local foodstuff, powerful friendships, and a deep-rooted fail to remember for the clock.

No one is aware the Ikarian way of life greater than Chef Diane Kochilas, who has spent a lot of her existence 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 attractive tales from locals. shooting the genuine spirit of the island, Kochilas explains the significance of shared meals, the healthiness merits 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 parts and recipes that experience saved Ikarians fit for therefore long.

Ikaria is greater than a cookbook. it is a portrait of the folk who've completed what such a lot of people yearn for: a fuller, extra significant and pleased existence, lived easily and nourished on genuine, scrumptious, seasonal meals so that you can entry anywhere.

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