Diane explores the urbane, bourgeois flavors of Athens of another era in this tasty trip down memory lane, when she visits the home and kitchen of 90-year-old Irini Pournara and her daughter Margarita, a journalist for the city's most respected daily paper. Eirini makes an Athenian classic and the only dish to which this city has lent its name: Athinaiki Mayioneza (poached fish and vegetables with homemade mayonnaise), and Diane cooks up a sophisticated artichoke dish called A la Polita and an unusual Meatloaf Wrapped in Grape Leaves. Guests: Irini Pournara; Margarita Pournara.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 405
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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.