Diana Farr Louis

Bi-national culinary author, Athens-based columnist

Diana Farr Louis was brought up in the Big Apple but has lived in the Big Olive (Athens, Greece) far longer. After Harvard, she went to Greece, where she lost her heart to the people and the landscape. She learned to eat and cook at Cordon Bleu, earning her first $15 writing fee for a piece for the International Herald Tribune. Ever since, travel and food have preoccupied her. She moved to Greece permanently in 1972 and has contributed to every English-language publication in Athens, particularly the Athens News. That 10-year collaboration resulted in: Athens and Beyond, 30 Day Trips and Weekends; and Travels in Northern Greece. Wearing her toque, she writes for The Art of Eating and such websites as Elizabeth Boleman-Herring’s and Matt Barrett’s She has an online column, “Eating Well Is The Best Revenge,” at and a blog, and is the author of two cookbooks: Prospero’s Kitchen, Mediterranean Cooking of the Ionian Islands from Corfu to Kythera (with June Marinos); and Feasting and Fasting in Crete. Her columns for HuffPost will portray aspects of life in Greece today seen mainly through the lens of its food and cookery.