Nikki Rose, a Greek American Professional Chef-Instructor and Writer, has been hosting teachers,
students and journalists in Crete for 14 years through her project Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries (CCS).
Her focus celebrates and helps protect Crete’s cultural and culinary heritage. The concepts of the
Mediterranean Diet originated in Crete. Chef Rose, with her CCS initiatives, demonstrates that Cretan
cuisine is not just a diet, but is a way of life that has much to offer our ongoing pursuit of healthy and
sustainable approaches to eating. In this concise book, Rose shares strategies for applying the
celebrated concepts of Cretan cuisine wherever you live. The book includes recipes with gorgeous
photos of culinary treasures amid the magnificent landscape of the isle of Crete.
Rose has received numerous awards from National Geographic, the United Nations and many other
organizations for her success in creating sustainable travel/community-based tourism and culinary
projects that bring focus to the expanding inquiry into sustainability. Autographed copies of her book
will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit ongoing CCS initiatives. Her website: cookingincrete.com
Space is limited. Advance reservations are required. Please make reservations separately for each
1. To RSVP for the free lecture, email the Embassy of Greece: email@example.com
2. To reserve dinner, contact Mourayo. $45 per person, including one glass of wine, tax and gratuity.
Advance payment is required. (202) 667.2100. www.mourayous.com.
Crete: The Roots of the Mediterranean Diet can be purchased online: Proceeds support CCS
educational programs. Allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. For volume discount orders, contact Andreas at
CCS: andreas @ cookingincrete.com.
Click on the photo below for chapter previews and ordering information:
Crete: The Roots of the Mediterranean Diet
enjoying the benefits of one of the world’s healthiest cuisines wherever you live
Presentation by Chef-Author Nikki Rose
Washington, DC, October 20, 2011, 6:30 - 10:30 pm
Join us for an intriguing glimpse into Crete’s culinary heritage. Enjoy a fantastic meze
featuring dishes celebrating the flavors of Crete.
The Embassy of Greece
2217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
6:30 - 8:00 pm
immediately following the lecture
Ancient Flavors - Modern Palates
Meze Celebrating the Flavors of Crete
1732 Connecticut Avenue, NW
8:30 - 10:30 pm