'Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die' by Diane Kochilas. "Between recipes unique to this area, the author shares stories of the people, culture, and food of this beautiful island, alongside fantastic pictures." Rating: 4 stars
Cherry Walnut Chicken Salad | www.diethood.com | Delicious chicken salad featuring a combination of dried cherries, walnuts and baby spinach tossed with a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing. @diethood
A distinct version of the Mediterranean diet is followed on the Blue Zone island of Ikaria, Greece. It emphasizes olive oil, vegetables, beans, fruit, moderate amounts of alcohol and low quantities of meat and dairy products.