I have always enjoyed both traveling and cooking and, upon retirement, I was able to combine the two. Over the last 7 years, I have been on two cooking vacations, one in the Tuscany region of Italy and the other on the Greek island, Ikaria, at the home of the Greek food author, Diane Kochilas.  With both I brought back great memories and recipes. The pandemic halted travel but sheltering in place has provided me more time to cook. When I learned that Diane would be conducting cooking classes via zoom, I signed up and spent many Saturday afternoons interacting with her and others from around the world.  In addition, her series – My Greek Table – began streaming its 3rd season and showcased more of the Greek islands and their signature dishes. As the pandemic continues, there are more cooking classes to take and Greek recipes to prepare.

Barbara

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