Cooking & Eating Wisdom for Better Health: Ancient Greek Wisdoms for Cooking, Eating and Living Better

By Maria Benardis

(Balboa Press)

As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” In this book, CHNY member Maria Benardis provides readers with all the ancient Greek wisdom, tools, and know-how needed to cook joyfully, with agapi (the Greek word for unconditional love), and to eat for longevity. She offers techniques for how to cook intuitively using ingredients that harmonize body, soul, and mind. Readers will begin to rediscover the pharmacy of nature for personal healing, instead of the pharmacy. Healthy eating and a healthy mind were the two key components practiced by the ancient Greeks to ensure healthy living. The book features some key ingredients and their healing properties as noted by Hippocrates and other ancients, who used them in their cooking and in potions to heal health conditions. Recipes are included to showcase these healing ingredients.

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