Hello friends! Welcome to my new column at The Greek Star! I was born in Los Angeles, California to Greek parents—an Athenian father, with my mother’s side from Methana (near Hydra and Spetses). I led a typical Greek life; Yiayia lived with us, mom cooked mostly Greek foods, dad never let me wear makeup, and my little brother always kept a “watchful eye” over me.
I became fascinated with foods at a very young age. I’d ask Yiayia why she would drink that “green-icky-juice” from boiling horta before I probably even knew how to write my own name. She’d always reserve a tiny bit for me to drink, knowing I was secretly fascinated by the color and taste. Mom would make us eat seafood stew in the winter months because Yiayia told her it would keep us healthy during the school year.
The backbone of our Greek heritage is food. My writing mainly focuses on food, health, nutrition, diet and longevity—I look forward to sharing my knowledge with our community!
Editor’s note: Stella Metsovas B.S., CCN is a globally recognized media health expert based in California. Stella is a specialist in Food Science and Human Nutrition, with over 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industries, and 8 years in private practice. Beyond her private practice, Stella is regularly called on as a media resource; named as a “Mediterranean Diet Expert” and featured in People Magazine, Glamour, Shape, Redbook, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, AOL, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Fox News, CNN, Good Morning America, Comcast Group, Demand Media, eHow, and many others.