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


“For anyone interested in Mediterranean cooking, this is a must-have for your kitchen library” — Mary K.


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by Koula Barydakis and Bill Bradley, R.D., L.D.N.

112 traditional recipes from the Island of Crete with the lowest rates of heart disease and highest longevity rates in the world. These recipes are simple and incredibly tasty!

On a two month research trip to the Mediterranean island of Crete, Bill Bradley, Registered Dietitian, lecturer, and founder of Mediterranean Living discovered many of the longevity secrets that make Crete one of the healthiest places in the world. Bill traveled into mountainous villages to interview people living vibrant lives well into their 90’s, in order to learn their daily and lifelong habits. While in Crete, Bill met Koula Barydakis, a Cretan chef who had been cooking in various Greek restaurants for most of her life. Together, they wrote “Foods of Crete: Traditional Recipes from the Healthiest People in the World”.   The book contains 110 delicious and easy-to-make recipes, passed down through generations of Koula’s family. Favorites include: Zucchini Fritters; Tzatziki; White Bean Soup; Tomatoes with Feta Cheese; Grape Leaves; Egg Noodes with Walnuts and Basil; Salmon with Yogurt and Rosemary; Lamb in Wine Sauce; and Chicken, Egg, and Lemon Soup. The recipes are organized into sections for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans.