Foods of Crete: Traditional Recipes from the Healthiest People in the World

Experience the secrets of longevity in “Foods of Crete: Traditional Recipes from the Healthiest People in the World”. Explore over 110 authentic Mediterranean food recipes from the Island of Crete, known for its low rates of heart disease and high longevity. Written by Koula Barydakis and Bill Bradley, RD, this Mediterranean cookbook offers simple and delicious dishes passed down through generations. Catering to all dietary preferences, it’s a flavorful journey to better health.

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Dive into the secrets of longevity with ‘Foods of Crete: Traditional Recipes from the Healthiest People in the World’ by
Koula Barydakis and Bill Bradley, RD. This captivating Mediterranean cookbook unveils over 110 authentic recipes sourced from the Island of Crete, renowned for having the lowest rates of heart disease and the highest longevity rates globally. Discover the daily and lifelong habits of vibrant individuals thriving into their 90s as Bill delves into the mountainous villages of Crete. Joined by Cretan chef Koula, they present over 110 delicious and easy-to-make recipes, passed down through generations. From Zucchini Fritters to Moussaka, these flavorful and authentic Mediterranean dishes embody simplicity and irresistible taste. With sections catered to meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans, this book offers an inclusive culinary journey that celebrates health and indulgence.

Zucchini Fritters with Feta, Cheddar, Mint and Parsley

Authentic Mediterranean Food Recipes

Authentic Recipes from the Healthiest People: Explore over 110 traditional recipes straight from the Island of Crete, home to one of the world’s lowest rates of heart disease and highest longevity rates. These recipes have been passed down through generations and are rooted in the daily habits of the vibrant individuals living well into their 90s.

Delicious and Simple

Indulge in mouthwatering flavors while experiencing the ease of preparing these incredible dishes. With the guidance of Cretan chef Koula Barydakis, the book offers over 110 easy-to-make recipes and clean eating meal ideas that are both incredibly tasty and nourishing, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of the Mediterranean diet without sacrificing flavor.

Greek Potato Salad Pin
Greek Briam (Baked Summer Vegetables)

From Meats to Greens

Catering to Different Dietary Preferences: Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, or vegan, the comprehensive Mediterranean cookbook above has got you covered. Organized into sections based on dietary preferences, you can explore a wide range of delectable options to suit your specific needs and preferences. From Zucchini Fritters to Salmon with Yogurt and Rosemary, there’s something for everyone to savor and enjoy.

Discover the Irresistible Value of ‘Foods of Crete: Traditional Recipes from the Healthiest People in the World

Unlock the Secrets of Longevity

  • Explore a collection of over 110 authentic recipes

  • Embrace the simplicity of flavourful and nourishing dishes

  • Experience the culinary expertise of Cretan chef Koula Barydakis

  • Elevate your culinary repertoire

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The introductory guidelines to the Cretan way of eating promise a healthier life. But so often that promise, in cookbooks, comes void of flavor, or recipes with so many ingredients that a working person can only consider making them on a weekend devoted to cooking experiments. Not so with this book. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the recipes not only sounded delicious in title, but the list of ingredients, and the preparation instructions, are manageable.

Suzanne L
The scientifically acclaimed “Mediterranean Diet” is presented at its best here, with the liberal use of olive oil and plenty of vegetable and fish dishes in addition to mezedes (appetizers), meat dishes, desserts, and pretty much every Cretan dish you can think of. It’s conveniently broken down into categories so it’s easy to find a vegetarian dish if that’s what you want, or a meat dish, etc. For anyone interested in Mediterranean cooking, this is a must-have for your kitchen library.
Mary K.

Frequently Asked Questions

In the timeless spirit of simplicity that the Mediterranean lifestyle embraces, “Foods of Crete” is a straightforward recipe book designed for ease and approachability. Without the distraction of images, it serves as an invitation to engage more deeply with the cooking process and trust your instincts, creating dishes that are as visually appealing as they are delectable. This minimalist approach emphasizes the food’s quality and the joy of homemade traditions, making it one of the best healthy cook books.

Absolutely. The Mediterranean diet is not only delicious but also acclaimed for its health benefits, including for those managing diabetes. It emphasizes whole foods, healthy fats, and balanced meals that can help regulate blood sugar levels, making it a wise choice for a post heart attack diet or diabetes management.

“Foods of Crete” boasts a collection of over 110 recipes, ensuring you have a wealth of options for integrating the Mediterranean diet into your daily life. From crafting the perfect healthy Mediterranean salad to indulging in heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly dishes, this cookbook is your guide to the diverse and nutritious recipes of Crete.

Yes, many recipes in “Foods of Crete” are naturally gluten-free, making it an ideal addition to your meal prep cookbook collection if you’re avoiding gluten without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.

Indeed, the Mediterranean cookbook includes a plethora of vegetarian and vegan recipes, embracing the plant-rich diversity of the Mediterranean diet. From healthy Mediterranean salads to robust vegan Mediterranean dishes, you’ll discover meals that celebrate the region’s vibrant flavors.

Once you embark on the path to a healthier lifestyle with our book, expect your copy to be expediently delivered to your doorstep in 3-9 business days. Shipping is on us – free of charge.

Your satisfaction is our promise. If our book does not meet your expectations, rest assured with our 30 day, money-back guarantee return policy. We’re confident that “Foods of Crete” will become a staple among your best cookbooks for the Mediterranean diet.

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