I will admit to liking the Mediterranean lifestyle and so when I saw this book I just had to download it. I was expecting a recipe book, but this is so much more.
The author, Karen Guttridge takes her readers on a voyage of discovery as she meets the locals, watches, and then helps them forage for food, grown locally, and a lot of the time wild on the nearby hillsides. It reminded me of walks with my grandfather in the UK when I learnt so much about nature, and it is wonderful to hear about the local people in Greece, still carrying on traditions passed through the generations, and taking advantage of local produce in season.
The Mediterranean diet is renowned worldwide as healthy, rich in vitamins, minerals and goodness. Although, as the author states, this is not a recipe book, there are plenty of tips and recipes in it, all written in such a way that it is easy to see how they can be incorporated into anyone’s diet. At the end of the book there is an excellent section called ‘One Mediterranean Month – 30 tips for healthy living’ which contains suggestions on how to change your diet one day at a time.
The author takes her reader inside her friends and neighbours kitchens with her, and we watch through her eyes, fly on the wall like, how they prepare and cook their food in the traditional ways. We discover not only how to embrace a simple, tasty, yet oh so good for you diet, but also that yes they do use copious amounts of olive oil and lemons, and that for some recipes, like coffee, there is really only one way to make it in Greece.
Extremely interesting and thoroughly entertaining, I would highly recommend ‘Eat Like a Greek’ to anyone interested in the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle.
About the Author:
Fuelled by wanderlust and the odd cake, Karen likes nothing better than donning boots and rucksack, seeking out the back roads and enjoying the freedom to go wherever her feet can. She currently lives on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus where she spends her time nurturing geckos, trying not to gorge on too much fried halloumi and writing her books from a tiny balcony overlooking the sea.
About the Book:
Easy ways to try the Mediterranean diet by someone who lives there – me!
I will show you exactly how the Greeks eat this so-called Mediterranean diet. How and when they eat their fruit and vegetables, nuts and beans. And how they get through an astonishing amount of olive oil.
And I’ll make it super easy for you to try for yourself some of their ways.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
How to eat more greens
When to eat salad
How to sneak in more vegetables
Olive oil; How much, how often and when
The easiest way to eat even more vegetables
How to eat cake
How to eat
How to drink like a Greek
One Mediterranean Month – 30 daily tips for healthy eating
Many behaviours that make up the Mediterranean lifestyle contribute to the long, healthy lives of the people but you don’t need to move there to profit from it.
Eat Like a Greek is available FREE today on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eat-Like-Greek-Mediterranean-Healthiest-ebook/dp/B06XP6FG57/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504860115&sr=8-1&keywords=eat+like+a+greek