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Bordered by azure seas, Greece is a country of steep, rocky terrain. Yet from unfertile soils emerged a cuisine of delicious simplicity. Like a tiny taste of the sun, a handful of classic ingredients typify Greek cuisine’s fresh, vibrant flavors: olive oil, lemon, feta cheese, oregano and thyme. They give a burst of flavor to seafood, salads and vegetable dishes. In Greece, olives and grapes grow in even the most inhospitable soils. For the ancient Greeks, the simplicity of a diet based on these ingredients harmonized nicely with a philosophy of moderation: Too much wine causes grief, but so does too little. In 1960, a study of people living on the Greek island of Crete first showcased the health rewards of what today we call the “Mediterranean diet.” Researchers noted the health benefits of eating plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables with olive oil as the primary fat.

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