Ancient Greece for Modern Cooks
my greek table with diane kochilas

Honey. Figs. Olives. Olive Oil. Cheeses. Nuts. Snails. Spices. These are just a few of the foods that mark one of the most characteristic aspects of Greek cuisine: the continuity of ingredients from as far back as Neolithic times antiquity to the present. In a magical tour of Athens that stretches from a walk with Diane through the bustling modern market to the Ancient Agora with Dr. John Camp, one of the rock stars of archeology, this episode explores the history of this ancient cuisine, making it delightfully relevant to our needs and tastes today. Back in the kitchen, Diane prepares an ancient feast for modern cooks, based on ingredients that have been part of this diet for thousands of years. She even cooks in an earthenware pot whose design has stood the test of time. Phyllo Wrapped Feta with Poppy Seeds and Honey; Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Olives and Figs; Clay- baked Lentils with Spices, Honey and Vinegar.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 204

About My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas:

Hosted by chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Diane Kochilas, the 13-part culinary series MY GREEK TABLE WITH DIANE KOCHILAS celebrates Greek history and culture through food.

In the series, Diane travels throughout Greece and its surrounding islands where she showcases many of the foods that Greece is known for (olive oil, feta, honey, yogurt and more), while giving a snapshot of the country's traditions.

Then Diane heads back to her kitchen to whip up simple home-cooked meals using the ingredients she highlights in each episode, offering tips on how to cook and pair them in a traditional Greek meal.


Future Broadcast times for "My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas": (show all)

Sun, Jun 23 6:00 P.M. Taste the Music: The Aromatic Cuisine of the Asian Minor Greeks     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jun 30 6:00 P.M. Kalimera! Breakfast and Brunch     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 7 6:00 P.M. Chewing The Sea     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 14 6:00 P.M. Lemon, Oregano & Smoke - The Greek Grill     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 21 6:00 P.M. Greek Comforts     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 28 6:00 P.M. Tears of Joy! - Retsina     NH Create (11.4)


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