Aglaia Kremezi


Aglaia has changed her life and her profession many times over. The past ten years she lives in Kea, Cyclades, and writes about food in Greek, European and American magazines and blogs, and publishes books about Greek and Mediterranean cooking in the US and in Greece. "The Foods of the Greek Islands" and "Mediterranean Hot and Spicy" are the latest of her five books published in the US. She also teaches cooking to small groups of travelers who visit Kea.

Before that she was a journalist and editor, writing about everything, except politics. She has been the editor in chief and the creator of news- women’s’- and life-style magazines. She studied art, graphic design and photography at the Polytechnic of Central London. For five years she taught photography to graphic designers, while freelancing as a news and fashion photographer for Athenian magazines and newspapers. Editors liked her extended captions for the events she took pictures for, so she was encouraged to do her own stories, gradually becoming a full time journalist and editor.

Back to Speakers' page