Life of Loi: Mediterranean Secrets

THE LIFE OF LOI: MEDITERRANEAN SECRETS critic, hosted by critically acclaimed chef Maria Loi, shares thousands of years of knowledge baked into Mediterranean cuisine as she takes viewers island hopping across Greece and serves up the secret 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 viewers a personal tour of her home country as only Maria knows how to do.

Sun, Dec 10 6:00 P.M. Down by the Sea     NH Create (11.4)

Chef Maria Loi takes us to the historic Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens to cook with the highly celebrated Chef Bertrand Valegeas.

Sat, Dec 16 2:30 P.M. Breakfast The Greek Way     NHPBS (11.1)

Chef Maria Loi shows us her Cretan start to the morning, soaking up the sun and sea as she sips on Ellinikos Kafes, traditional Greek coffee, and pastries.

Sun, Dec 17 6:00 P.M. The Magic of Crete     NH Create (11.4)

Chef Maria Loi travels to Crete, the largest island in Greece, to enjoy its flavorful cuisine.

Sun, Dec 24 6:00 P.M. Honey, Honey     NH Create (11.4)

Chef Maria Loi harnesses the power of nature's sweetest gift, honey.

Sun, Dec 31 6:00 P.M. The Miracle Ingredient: Tomato Paste     NH Create (11.4)

Chef Maria Loi heads to the Papantoniou Museum in beautiful Nafplio, where she speaks with Ioanna Papantoniou, about her life as a stage production designer and the history of Greece's miracle ingredient, tomato paste.

Sun, Jan 7 6:00 P.M. The Land of Liquid Gold     NH Create (11.4)

Chef Maria Loi dives into the land of liquid gold, visiting olive groves and olive oil producers from Crete to Sparta.

Sun, Jan 14 6:00 P.M. Eat Like Ancient Greek Gods     NH Create (11.4)

Greece's historic capital, Athens, is the setting for a delicious journey demonstrating what it means to "eat like the ancient Greek Gods.

Sun, Jan 21 6:00 P.M. Monemvasia - The Rock     NH Create (11.4)

Chef Maria Loi travels to Monemvasia, a stunning Greek town best known as "the rock.

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