Saving the Earth on Paros

Paros is the new Mykonos, or so savvy Greek travelers say. But not everyone embraces the newfound cosmopolitan aura of this sun-parched, beautiful Cycladic island. Diane sets out for Paros to find a young visionary farmer named Alkis Downward, who started out studying politics only to fall in love with dirt of the earthly kind! He has been tilling his family’s land for five years and, together with his fiancée, has created a sustainable agriculture project on one of Greece’s most touristed Aegean islands. In this episode, Diane discovers the sustainable food ways of Paros, and cooks up a few local specialties, including rabbit and a very traditional skate salad. Back in her own kitchen, she prepares a Greek island meal that will make you want to sail straight to the Aegean.