About the Book
Nikki Rose, a Greek American Professional Chef-Instructor and Writer, has been hosting teachers, students and journalists in Crete for over 14 years through her program Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries (CCS). Her focus celebrates and helps protect Crete’s cultural and culinary heritage. The concepts of the frequently studied and highly regarded Mediterranean Diet originated in Crete. Chef Rose demonstrates that Cretan cuisine is not just a diet, but is a way of life that has much to offer our on-going pursuit of healthy and sustainable approaches to eating. In this concise, information-packed book, Rose shares her knowledge and passion for her heritage, along with practical strategies for applying the celebrated concepts of Cretan cuisine wherever you live. Rose has received awards from National Geographic, United Nations and many other organizations for her success in creating sustainable tourism/culinary projects that bring focus to the expanding inquiry into sustainability. Proceeds benefit CCS initiatives.
Much has been written about the Mediterranean diet, but Nikki Rose’s little book just might be my favorite. It is so to the point, so clear, so accessible and so delicious if you cook from it. I’m impressed that Nikki Rose could say so much in so few pages!
--Deborah Madison, chef and author
Many tout the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet but with little cultural context for the rich milieu in which the diet and its benefits are enjoyed. Nikki Rose shows in this slim but rich book, the people, the land and its flavors are inextricably linked. This is the cultural study of food and nutrition as it should be done.
-- Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., Drexel University
This is one of the best books on the Mediterranean Diet that I have come across. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their health while experiencing all the joys of Mediterranean eating.
-- George Mateljan, Philanthropist, Author of the World's Healthiest Foods
Features & Details
- Category Cooking
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Aug 15, 2011
- Language English
- Tags Nikki Rose, national geographic, responsible travel, sustainable travel, study abroad, organic agriculture, olive oil, healthy cooking, cooking classes, conservation, nature, hiking, botany, biodiversity, geotourism, education, nutrition, organic, wine, archaeology, Greece, Crete
Nikki Rose is a Greek American professional chef-instructor (Culinary Institute of America graduate), writer and seminar director. She has worked in fine dining and journalism in the USA and France. She is founder of Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries, an award winning program for best practices in Responsible Travel. Nikki formed CCS in 1997 to help support residents working on action programs to protect their cultural and natural heritage. CCS is an all-local of over 40 small businesses and individuals -- organic farmers, artisan food producers, musicians, archaeologists, historians, ecologists, sustainable lodge owners and others. CCS organizes a range of dynamic seminars for the public and academic institutions. Classes are conducted at historic sites, in rural communities, and organic farms. CCS has received awards from National Geographic, the World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development, and is featured in National Geographic, NPR, New York Times and Lonely Planet.