The Delphic Oracle Diet

Athina Pronaia Sanctuary at Delphi 

Athina Pronaia Sanctuary at Delphi (Wikipedia)

Many years ago, I discovered the world’s most ancient and best inspiration for a diet, where one would never gain or lose too much weight, and where you would always be able to eat great food that was delicious and totally healthy. This inspiration came from the two mottos that Socrates told us have been carved into the stone walls of the famous Oracle at Delphi in Greece.  (Hence, I dubbed my plan: “The Delphic Oracle Diet!”)

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Roman Mosaic "Know Thyself"  
Roman Mosaic “Know Thyself”

The two ancient mottos are:

“γνῶθι σεαυτόν” [“Know Thyself”]

 “μηδὲν ἄγαν” [“Nothing in Excess”]


Vichyssoise a la Ritz

This lesson in the correct French pronunciation of Vichyssoise (with a great recipe) is from Craig Claiborne’s 1961 NY Times cookbook. Bon Appétit!   Vichyssoise

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Tarragon Beets

    Before the weather turns to chilly temperatures, enjoy this beautiful and simple recipe. My favorite summer vegetable fresh from the garden: Tarragon Beets.  

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Fascinating Fruit Salad

For March’s installment of The Delphic Oracle Diet, I’ve chosen a simple and delicious fruit salad that welcomes this early spring weather we’ve been enjoying. My

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