This week on A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is headed to the Grecian Island of Ikaria where inhabitants seemingly forget to die! Chef, author, and Greek food expert Diane Kochilas joins Linda to talk about this amazing place via her new book, “Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die.” Diane explains that Ikaria is mythical, beautiful, enigmatic and a place where residents live unaccountably long lives. Part cookbook, part travelogue, filled with gorgeous photography, stunning recipes, and interviews with locals, and packed with the often quirky secrets to a long life that Ikarians are spoon-fed at birth, this book is Diane’s ethno-culinary paean to this magical island. Tune in for a relaxing episode all about the culinary life on Ikaria and wonderful highlights from the book. This program was brought to you by Rolling Press.





“Their diet is the Mediterranean diet of fifty years ago. It’s completely reliant on very fresh, seasonal food – most of it completely local.” [10:10]


“We’re Greeks! We like to feed people!” [16:25]


Diane Kochilas on A Taste of the Past