I had been hearing about the use of corn kernels and cornmeal in the Ikarian diet ever since my aunt Mary, who passed away several years ago at the age of 97, mentioned the corn-stuffed cabbage leaves she remembered as a child. This soup is an old recipe and a perfect example of the kind of filling, hearty, plant-based foods that made up the Ikaria longevity diet. Corn was an important part of the diet before the advent of rice and it was one of the major foods of sustenance. It’s also quite delicious! To find some of the artisinal Greek products you'll need to make this, visit my online shop here
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