Ikaria

Ikaria

Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity From the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

Book - 2014
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"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.
"The award-winning "Julia child of Greece" shares 125 recipes, stories, and secrets from her beloved Ikaria. 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.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2014]
ISBN: 9781623362959
1623362954
Call Number: 641.5949 K8119i
Characteristics: xii, 306 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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List - Summer Eats
SFPL_BusSciLibrarians Jun 17, 2019

i641.5949 K8119i Part cookbook, part travelogue, Ikaria introduces the food-as-life philosophy. Home to one of the longest-living populations on the planet, making it a "blue zone". This is a culinary journey through Ikaria's stress-free lifestyle and Mediterranean diet: daily naps, ... Read More »

Braised Spring Greens with Fresh Almonds, page 305.

List - Green Beans
SFPL_BusSciLibrarians Jun 04, 2016

A Green Bean Salad Born in My Garden (Musalata me Fasolakia apo ton Kypo Mou), pg. 65.


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jmreid1220
Aug 19, 2019

While the recipes are wonderful, what makes this special are the numerous stories about the residents of Ikaria and a glimpse into their overall worldview. Yes, their culinary choices are important, but one of the overarching themes with regard to longevity is their ability to remain connected to their friends, family, and neighbors.

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telger
Aug 21, 2017

This book reminds me of my own origins and food culture! So simple, yet so rich, so familiar and old yet so revolutionary and exciting!
I love the stories connected to the food, the farm, most importantly the People!

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