my greek table with diane kochilas
The Culinary Tapestry of Corfu

In this episode, we visit Corfu for an exploration of the island's In this episode, we visit Corfu for an exploration of the island's unusual blend of Greek and Italian cooking. The Venetians ruled this unusual blend of Greek and Italian cooking. The Venetians ruled this lush island in the Ionian for more than 400 years and left an lush island in the Ionian for more than 400 years and left an indelible stamp on its cuisine. To a lesser extent, so did the indelible stamp on its cuisine. To a lesser extent, so did the English, who administered the islands in the 19th century, as well as English, who administered the islands in the 19th century, as well as the French and Russians. Diane explores the rich, multi-faceted the French and Russians. Diane explores the rich, multi-faceted cuisine of Corfu, makes the Venetian-inspired tangy meat dish cuisine of Corfu, makes the Venetian-inspired tangy meat dish soffrito with a well-known local cook, learns about a simple orange soffrito with a well-known local cook, learns about a simple orange salad and local Jerusalem artichokes, visits the 16th century kitchen salad and local Jerusalem artichokes, visits the 16th century kitchen of an old noble family, and discovers a kumquat farm for a taste of of an old noble family, and discovers a kumquat farm for a taste of Corfu's most famous fruit. In the market she finds ouzo-infused figs Corfu's most famous fruit. In the market she finds ouzo-infused figs wrapped in fig leaves, local fish varieties and much more. In her own wrapped in fig leaves, local fish varieties and much more. In her own kitchen, she cooks up a Corfiot storm of mixed braised greens with kitchen, she cooks up a Corfiot storm of mixed braised greens with feta, a famed island fish stew called bourtheto (from the Italian feta, a famed island fish stew called bourtheto (from the Italian brodetto), and a favorite from a bygone era: Venetian pastitsio, brodetto), and a favorite from a bygone era: Venetian p

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 309



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