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A Meal In Messinia

Diane visits her good friend Peter, an "expert" in the art of living the ultimate "Mediterranean lifestyle." They are in his villa in Messinia, on the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese, near the renowned ancient town of Pylos and the historic Bay of Navarino. There, she discovers the good-life secrets of this rich, giving land, blanketed by olive and citrus trees and blessed with a perfect climate. The region is home to the world's first system of culinary provenance, unearthed in prehistoric clay tablets at Pylos, and fragrant with the delicious recipes of local cooks who still uphold the delicious village food traditions. She cooks with two village ladies, learning to make a luscious local pork and fig dish as well as olive-oil fried bread twists called lalangia. Back in her kitchen, inspired by the cornucopia of olive oil, oranges and other local delicacies, she cooks up a Messinian meal. Hoirino me Syka - Pork Braised with Figs; Tarta Spanaki - Spinach & Kalamata Olive Tart; Protoyiahni - Tomato Chicken Noodle Soup; Lalangia - Pencil-Thin Dough Fritters.

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  • 2020-12-01T02:30:00-08:00
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A Meal In Messinia

Diane visits her good friend Peter, an "expert" in the art of living the ultimate "Mediterranean lifestyle." They are in his villa in Messinia, on the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese, near the renowned ancient town of Pylos and the historic Bay of Navarino. There, she discovers the good-life secrets of this rich, giving land, blanketed by olive and citrus trees and blessed with a perfect climate.

  • 2020-12-01T02:30:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Evia - An Island Hiding In Plain Sight

Evia, the second-largest Greek island after Crete, is a culinary wonderland hiding in plain sight, just over an hour from Athens. Diane heads to this emerald jewel in search of mushrooms and other earthly delights. There, she takes an inspiring walk with a local mushroom forager who also happens to cultivate the world's favorite edible fungi and with him cooks up one of his favorite recipes for mushrooms "kritharoto," with orzo. Evia is also home to everything from great seafood to long-standing shepherding traditions, ancient spas and snow-capped mountains.

  • 2020-12-08T02:30:00-08:00
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The Culinary Tapestry of Corfu

In this episode, we visit Corfu for an exploration of the island's unusual blend of Greek and Italian cooking. The Venetians ruled this 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 English, who administered the islands in the 19th century, as well as the French and Russians.

  • 2020-12-15T02:30:00-08:00
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Saving The Earth On Paros

Paros is the new Mykonos, or so savvy Greek travelers say. But not everyone embraces the newfound cosmopolitan aura of this sun-parched, beautiful Cycladic island. Diane sets out for Paros to find a young visionary farmer named Alkis Downward, who started out studying politics only to fall in love with dirt of the earthly kind! He has been tilling his family's land for five years and, together with his fiancee, has created a sustainable agriculture project on one of Greece's most touristed Aegean islands.

  • 2020-12-22T02:30:00-08:00
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