26 Nov '11, 5pm

Eco-Friendly Foodies Explore the Birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet

Eco-Friendly Foodies Explore the Birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet

Thomas Münter /CC BY 2.0 Fall in the hills of Crete. Harvesting olives in the winter, scouring the hills for wild herbs in spring, tending an organic garden in the summer. These are among the rituals of rural life on the Greek island of Crete -- and a draw for eco-friendly foodies looking to discover the cultural and culinary heritage of the place famed as the source of the healthy "Mediterranean diet ." "Sustainable organic farming and artisan production is still a way of life for more people [in Greece than] we might imagine," Nikki Rose , the Greek-American founder of Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries told the ecotourism magazine ECOCLUB. Culinary Eco-Tourism Of Crete A trained chef, Rose moved to Crete, where her grandmother was born, in 1998 and began building a network of organic farmers , chefs, fishermen, mountaineers, historians, artisanal food producers, and other loc...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/travel/culinary-ecotourism-cret...

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