Culinary Secrets to a Longer Life with Diane Kochilas

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Learn the secrets of Greek cuisine and long life from Diane Kochilas, famed cookbook author, award-winning chef, and TV personality, on the island of Ikaria. Ikaria is one of the world’s famed “Blue Zones,” a small handful of locations around the world where scientists have discovered the inhabitants live measurably longer lives. The secret to the longevity of the inhabitants is usually attributed to, quite frankly, what we would call “the good life”: fresh, seasonal food, moderate exercise, and strong family living. Ikaria is a place of relaxation and stress-free living, where the therapeutic thermal baths, the miles of beaches, the fresh air and sunshine, all combine to create a paradise on earth sure to leave you happy and invigorated (although we can’t promise your trip will actually make you live longer!).

For a handful of weeks each year, Diane Kochilas, award-winning chef, cookbook author, and TV personality, and her husband and partner Vassilis Stenos open their country home on the island of Ikaria in the ancient village of Aghios Dimitris to those wanting to learn the secrets of “Blue Zone” living and the mysteries of Greek cuisine. All in all, it will be a week of unforgettable memories in one of the most stress-free and picturesque places in Europe.

Culinary Secrets to a Longer Life with Diane Kochilas Reviews

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Greece was wonderful, Diane's cooking classes were wonderful, Ikaria was wonderful. A very warm and welcoming week – we cooked, tried lots of interesting foods, met goatherds and beekeepers. Really may have been in my top 3 vacations ever in my life! Carolyn S.
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Enjoyed it all! I particularly loved the ambiance of the group experience, the delightful terrace where we ate, and the friendly help from Lisane and the two charming girls..The food was great, especially the "weeds" and veggie dishes, which I will be trying to find or grow….I loved my octopus, and especially the white bean dish. You are a great teacher, and what more can I say! Alex E.