Journalist, author Aglaia Kremezi was born, lived and worked in Athens as a photographer, journalist and editor. In the late 1990ies she concentrated on food writing, and the study of the cuisines of the Mediterranean. In 2001 she moved to Kea--an island of the Cyclades--with her husband Costas Moraitis, a Yale graduate. Together they garden, cook, write, and teach cooking to travelers.
Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts (Stewart, Tabori & Chang/Abrams) her sixth book the US, came out in October 2014. She won the Julia Child award for her first book The Foods of Greece (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1993). Her best-selling The Cooking of the Greek Islands (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) after several editions came out in paperback in the spring of 2015.
She blogged at the Atlantic Monthly, and writes regularly in Greek, European and American publications: Saveur, Gourmet, BBC Good Food magazine, Bonne Appetit, Food and Wine, Food Arts, epicurious.com, etc. She gives papers at the Oxford Symposium on Food and for several years was a guest lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America, in Greystone. She also taught at Macy’s Degustibus, and other cooking schools.
Before concentrating on food, she has been the editor in chief and creator of news, women’s, and life-style magazines. She was a consultant for Molyvos, the first upscale Greek restaurant in New York, when Ruth Reichl gave it three stars in the NY Times. She is now an advisor at Zaytinya, Jose Andres’ acclaimed Greek and Middle Eastern restaurant, in Washington DC.