Journalist, author AGLAIA KREMEZI was born in Athens where she lived and worked as a photographer, journalist and editor before devoting her time entirely to cooking, food writing, and studying the history of the cuisines of the Mediterranean. In 2001 she moved permanently to Kea--an island of the Cyclades--with her husband Costas Moraitis, a Yale graduate. Together they garden, cook, write, and teach cooking to travelers at www.keartisanal.com .
Aglaia just published Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts (Stewart, Tabori & Chang/Abrams), her sixth book the US. She won the Julia Child award for her first book The Foods of Greece (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1993). Her best-selling The Cooking of the Greek Islands (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) after several editions is coming out in paperback this spring.
She blogged at the Atlantic Monthly Food/Health site, and writes regularly in Greek, European and American publications: Saveur, Gourmet, BBC Good Food magazine, Bonne Appetit, Food and Wine, Food Arts, epicurious.com, etc. She takes part and gives papers at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, and was for several years a guest lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America, in Greystone. She also taught at Macy’s Degustibus, at the French Culinary Institute and many other US cooking schools.
In the past, before concentrating on food, she has been the editor in chief and creator of news, women’s, and life-style magazines.
She was a consultant for Molyvos, the first upscale Greek restaurant in New York, when Ruth Reichl gave it three stars in the NY Times. She now works as an advisor at Zaytinya, Jose Andres’ acclaimed Greek and Middle Eastern restaurant, in Washington DC.