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.  
See her website for more information:

Crete: The Roots of the Mediterranean Diet
can be purchased online here
Presentation by Chef-Author Nikki Rose
December 11, 2011, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Bethesda, Maryland

Join us for an intriguing glimpse into Crete’s
culinary heritage, followed by a fantastic brunch
featuring dishes celebrating the flavors of Greece

Nikki Rose's Presentation
Bethesda Green
4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD  20814
Admission is free
12:30 - 1:30 pm

immediately following the lecture

Celebrating the Flavors of Greece
Brunch at Yamas Mediterranean Grill
4806 Rugby Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
$30 (includes a complimentary glass of wine)
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Autographed copies of Chef Rose's book will be available
for sale for $35. Proceeds benefit
her educational programs in Crete, Greece.

Space is limited. Advance reservations are required.

To make reservations and pre-order Nikki's book, call
Yamas Mediterranean Grill:  301-312-8384.
Or email