Is there a Greek dish more iconic than Spanakopita, spinach pie? Diane follows the phyllo flake trail from a New York City diner to the remote Greek countryside to explore the origins of phyllo pies. She proves that making homemade phyllo is a lot easier than it seems and demonstrates how to transform the flaky pastry into a classic spinach pie. Store-bought phyllo is the perfect shortcut for Diane's deliciously easy chicken pie. The life of pies ends on a sweet note with a heap of torn up phyllo... [see more] tossed with orange custard combines to make one of Diane's most intoxicating desserts: Messy Orange Pie. Find out how to use phyllo as a base for an array of dishes, both savory and sweet. Classic spanakopita, spinach pie Homemade phyllo Flaky chicken phyllo pie Messy orange pie Northern Greek feta cheese and egg pie
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.