An Ionian Odyssey

The West’s most famous mythical hero, Odysseus, hailed from the Ionian island of Ithaca; tiny specks of emerald-green isles float magically in the bluest sea in Greece; the Venetians, French, English & Russians all left their mark on the Eptanisa, or Seven Islands, in the Ionian Sea between Greece and Italy. Diane visits Lefkada, the closest Ionian island, where she discovers Greece’s tastiest, tenderest lentils, rosewater vinegar, and the art of local embroidery. a local. On this culinary odyssey Diane succumbs to the siren’s call of flavors and history known as the Ionian Islands and in her own kitchen prepares a bevy of dishes from several of these lush, delicious lands off of Greece’s western coast.