In this poignant episode of loss, survival and revival, Diane visits the daughter of Holocaust survivors for a tour of Thessaloniki's Jewish past. Hella cooks up a few of her family's Sephardic recipes, including Huevos Haminados (slowly boiled spiced eggs) and Merenza Assada (grilled eggplant with meatballs in tomato sauce). Diane visits a local restaurant for a demo and taste of another old Jewish dish, Keftikas de Nogada (meatballs with walnut sauce) that is part of this fascinating city's cultural and culinary heritage. In the kitchen she makes Chicken with Prunes. Guests: Hella Matalon; Konstantinos Markou.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 407
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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.