The Ikaria Way: 100 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Inspired by My Homeland, the Greek Island of Longevity (Hardcover)

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Diane Kochilas' new cookbook that brings the plant-based cuisine of Ikaria to your dinner table.

Ikaria is an island in Greece where people live to a ripe old age, sometimes living well past 100. Diane Kochilas, host of the television series My Greek Table, is a daughter of Ikaria. The Ikaria Way is her latest cookbook and is filled with easy, contemporary recipes rooted in her background and steeped in the ancient Greek traditions of plant-based cuisine.

As Diane says, Greeks are almost vegan, but they’d never call themselves that. The array of plant-based dishes in the Greek diet is unsurpassed anywhere else in the Mediterranean. Diane’s pantry, and the one she suggests for readers, is culled from the traditions of the Mediterranean and is full of ingredients that have long given food its flavor: herbs, olive oil, nuts, and more. The recipes in The Ikaria Way are simple, almost entirely plant-based, prepared with real food and almost nothing processed, save for the occasional can of tomatoes. Readers will love meze like smoked eggplant with tahini and walnuts or baked chickpeas and pumpkin patties. There are wonderful salads combining strawberries and asparagus and robust mains like white bean stew with eggplant.

The Ikaria Way
brings the healthy-eating recipes of an ancient island to readers everywhere. It is destined to take its place alongside Diane’s other books on the shelves of all good home cooks who want healthy eating and robust, delicious flavors on the same plate.

About the Author

DIANE KOCHILAS, celebrity chef, award-winning cookbook author, and cooking school owner, has been at the forefront of bringing healthy, delicious Greek cuisine to a wide international audience for many years. She is the host and co-executive producer of My Greek Table, a 13-part cooking-travel series about Greece and Greek cuisine airing nationally on Public Television. She runs the Glorious Greek Cooking School on her native island, Ikaria.

Praise For…

"With flavor-packed dishes like pasta topped with a comforting lentil and vegetable sauce; rice pilafs with aromatics and layers of greens; and hearty vegetarian mains like broccoli and potatoes cooked in parchment, Diane guides us on a journey of eating the Ikaria way to show us that a plant-forward diet is not only attainable, but also satisfying and delicious. What a gift! I know I'll be cooking many of the recipes in this book." - Suzy Karadsheh, NYT Bestselling Author of The Mediterranean Dish Cookbook: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You'll Eat on Repeat.

“[Kochilas’] emphasis on legumes, olive oil, and other green things has solid scientific and nutritional backing… A thoroughly contemporary collection, elegantly presented.” — Booklist

“An impressive array of recipes packed with vegetables and herbs known for their wellness benefits… There’s no denying the appeal of many of these meals. This unique vegetarian approach inspires.” — Publishers Weekly

“In Kochilas’s adept hands, plant-based dining appears satisfying and accessible; a great choice for readers interested in the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle” — Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250880000
ISBN-10: 1250880009
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English