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Season Three of My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas Premieres in May

May 1, 2020
By Eleni Sakellis

NEW YORK – Following two successful and award-winning seasons, Maryland Public Television in partnership with Resolution Pictures announced the premiere of Season Three of My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas, beginning in May on public television stations across the United States, check your local listings.

Kochilas is a noted cookbook author, television personality and consulting chef, and one of the world’s foremost authorities on Greek cuisine. She runs the Glorious Greek Cooking School on her native island, Ikaria, part of the Blue Zone and renowned for the longevity of its inhabitants.

Kochilas told The National Herald, “We will be airing nationally starting May 7th in various cities, including Chicago and Boston, and rolling out across the country and in Canada in the coming month. This season is especially beautiful and timely, as we hunker down and travel vicariously.

“It's a gorgeous third season, shot on various Aegean and Ionian islands and along the coastal areas of the Peloponnese and Athens. The food is delicious, and the people we meet along the way, from eco-centric farmers to marble sculptors, really tell a beautiful story of modern and ancient Greece.” 

In thirteen new episodes, Kochilas will focus on the culture and cuisine of Greece’s coastal areas and islands. She will take viewers to cosmopolitan Mykonos for a look at its agrarian secrets, to Tinos, an architectural gem with amazing local cuisine, and a visit to one of the country’s most renowned marble sculptors. On Paros, Kochilas visits with a young farmer who left the “rat race” to focus on sustainable agriculture. In Naxos, famed for its meat and potatoes, she cooks up an outdoor feast with a few local women and learns the secret to stuffing a whole lamb. In a survey of the Dodecanese she cooks up a storm inspired by some of Greece’s most storied Aegean islands.

Along the Athenian Riviera, just a half hour from Athens, Kochilas explores the wonders of a whole other city, renowned denizens and life along the coast, just a few miles from the Greek capital. In the south, near the tip of the Peloponnese, she delves into the delicacies of Messinian cooking, where olive trees are literally everywhere, and also runs (and eats) for health and wellness with a world-famous ultramarathoner.

My Greek Table will also take viewers to the Ionian, for an exploration of the Venetian influences on Greek cuisine, and to the island of Evia for a mushrooming expedition and discovery of one of the wonders of the Mediterranean, the second largest island in the Aegean, after Crete, yet hiding in plain sight.

“During these most challenging times when so many people remain at home and are unable to travel to Greece, I hope that My Greek Table can bring a bit of the rich flavors, warm Greek hospitality and spectacular natural beauty to Americans, allow a bit of escapism and give viewers the opportunity to dream of future vacations in Greece,” said Kochilas, a New York native who divides her time between Athens, Ikaria, and New York. “With My Greek Table, I want to share my passion for a culture and cuisine that continues to inspire me every day.”

"We're excited to bring a new season of My Greek Table to public television,” said Hilary Finkel Buxton, director, content development and production executive for American Public Television. “Not only does this content meet our audience’s interest in Mediterranean food and recipes, but host Diane Kochilas also helps viewers become more familiar with Greece, its people, and its incredibly rich culture and history."

Viewers interested in seeing the new season in your area, can check local public television listings or find your local station here:https://aptonline.org/pages/viewers/Index-Stations+Near+You.

My Greek Table With Diane Kochilas is a Resolution Pictures Production, in association with Maryland Public Television and distributed by American Public Television.

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