If you ache for the Aegean yet your bank account hurts even more, let Cynthia Daddona and her latest DVD release, A Greek Islands Destination Cooking Class, take you to the spectacular archipelago of Santorini. Santa Barbara resident Daddona, known for her best-selling book Diary of a Modern Day Goddess, was married on this enchanted isle, so she’s a perfect guide to its beauty and culinary bounty. Working with the staff of a gourmet restaurant, Daddona prepares a multi-course dinner of regional island specialties. The cooking demonstrations are enhanced by detailed background information on the foods, herbs, cheeses, and wines of the islands; her husband and producer James Stathis’s family comes from Kalamata. Daddona also takes on Mireille Guiliano and her claim for never-fat Frenchwomen, arguing the Greeks’ healthy cuisine is magnificently Mediterranean, too.


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