Go on a picnic at the Kir Yianni vineyard in Naoussa were one grape dominates the table: the local Xinomavro (pronounced xee NOE ma vroh), one of Greece's noblest reds. This delicious, tannic wine pairs perfectly with a cheese and spice stuffed leg of lamb and is the key ingredient in succulent red wine and sage potatoes. Red wine with fish is on the menu, too. Diane makes an easy sea bass and mushroom dish with a splash of Greece's revered northern red. On the wine trail, she also discovers bread,... [see more] cookies and chocolate truffles all spiked with this hard to pronounce but easy to love Greek varietal. Learn how to incorporate incomparable Greek wine into any menu, both as a drink and an ingredient. Cheese and spice stuffed leg of lambSage and red wine potatoes in a pan Sea bass with mushrooms and red wine
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.