Within almost swimming distance of Mykonos, the small neighboring island of Tinos couldn't be more different. Renowned for its tradition of marble sculpting and home to some of the most... marvelous...flavors in the Aegean, Tinos is magical. Diane visits a famous local marble sculptor and segues into the island's own sculpted landscape en route to visit an old friend and great cook, where she learns the secrets of pinched sweet cheese cakes, ancient sesame-honey confections and more. Back in her... [see more] own kitchen, she creates a luscious Tinos-style artichoke bread pudding and red mullet in caper sauce, both Tinos traditional specialties. Anginaropita - Artichoke Bread Pudding; Barbounia me Kapari - Red Mullet w/Capers & Tomatoes; Tsimbites - Pinched Cheese Cakes; Pasteli - Sesame-Honey Confection.
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.