In The Life of Loi: Mediterranean Secrets, Maria Loi, executive chef of the critically acclaimed Loi Estiatorio restaurant in Manhattan, shares thousands of years of knowledge baked into Mediterranean cuisine. Maria takes us island hopping across Greece – from Athens to Naxos to Evia – while learning about local ingredients and serving up the secrets to making some of the region's most classic dishes.
From the Athens rooftop of the historic Hotel Grande Bretagne that overlooks the Acropolis, to a boat moored in the Aegean sea just off Naxos island, to a mushroom farm on Evia island, Maria gives us an insider’s tour of her home country from every conceivable vantage point.
We also join Maria back home in her restaurant kitchen, where she puts her own spin on the dishes inspired by her travels.
The Life of Loi is living proof of why the Mediterranean way of eating is considered one of the healthiest in the world, with some cooking and health tips dished up along the way.
Meet Chef Maria Loi
Chef Maria Loi is an internationally renowned entrepreneur, author, television personality and philanthropist working to change the world - one healthy bite at a time. Known as the Julia Child of Greece, she is the founder and face of a lifestyle brand that nurtures a healthy body and soul, melds the inspiration of ancient Greece with a modern approach to the Mediterranean diet, cooks up a heaping dose of happiness, humor and joy and helps people boost their immunity and improve their health, wellness and longevity.