Diane travels to her family's native island of Ikaria, where locals are 10 times more likely to live to 100 than Americans. Diane's young 85-year-old neighbors share homemade wine and a lesson in making wild herb teas. A beekeeper reveals the honey that is one of the secrets to Ikarians' renowned longevity. Diane's friend Eleni joins her to cook a hardy eggplant dish and savor a rich, plant-based feast. Discover the spirit of Ikaria, which leaves no place for anxiety or life by the clock, but plenty... [see more] of time for an impromptu dance and a feast for the senses that's healthy as can be. Enjoy the deliciously simple and wonderfully healthy cuisine of Ikaria. Longevity greens piesChickpeas baked with vegetables, herbs and honey Soufico, a sumptuous eggplant casserole
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.