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Author Kochilas, Diane, author.

Title Ikaria : lessons on food, life, and longevity from the Greek island where people forget to die / Diane Kochilas ; photographs by Vassillis Stenos.

Publication Info. Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    641.59495 KOC    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    641.59495 KOC    Available
Description xii, 306 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 299) and index.
Summary "Ikaria is mythical, beautiful, enigmatic--and, as we learned after reading the New York Times article about it, a place where residents live unaccountably long lives. Part cookbook, part travelogue, filled with gorgeous photography, stunning recipes, and interviews with locals, and packed with the often quirky secrets to a long life that Ikarians are spoon-fed at birth, Ikaria is award-winning author Diane Kochilas's ethno-culinary paean to this magical island.Here, Kochilas will marry lore to lesson and recipe to interview: we'll meet a 101-year-old weaver--the best on the island--and taste the combinations of herbs that he cooks with and that he believes give him life. We'll learn about the life-giving benefits of delicious salads both raw and cooked, the gorgeous breads and savory pies that are a part of every meal, the bean dishes that are passed down through generations, and the seafood that is at the root of the Ikarian culinary culture. filled with mouthwatering recipes and remarkable stories, this book will introduce many Americans to food as life, as only the Ikarians know it"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Mezedes: small bites of big hospitality -- Salads: raw and cooked -- Comforting soups -- Savory pies and breads -- Vegetables as a main course -- Beans and legumes: a legacy of health -- Pasta and rice -- Sea life: on and off the table -- Meat on the island of longevity -- Ikaria's iconic sweets.
Subject Cooking, Greek.
Cooking -- Greece -- Ikaria (Municipality)
Food -- Greece -- Ikaria (Municipality)
Ikaria (Greece : Municipality)
Genre/Form Cookbooks.
ISBN 9781623362959 (hardback)
1623362954 (hardback)

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