Nestled in the dense Pindus mountains along a crystalline lake in the remote northwestern corner of Greece, Ioannina is a crossroads of the meat-and-cheese centric cooking of the mountains as well as the culinary gifts of the lake. It's also home to the most renowned baklava in Greece. Diane focuses on this quaint old city's culinary and cultural lore, and the outcome is a delicious confluence of earth and water: from a unique local version of baklava to hearty Clay-Baked Lamb and a Feta-Cheese Skillet Pie to a truly rare Clay-Tile-Baked Eel, the flavors of Ioannina will pique your curiosity and appetite for this undiscovered corner of the country. Guest: Artemis Kolionasiou.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 406
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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.