Eat Greek. Live well: Diane Kochilas at TEDxAthens 2012 by TEDx Talks   6 years ago

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About Speaker:

Diane Kochilas is one of the foremost authorities on Greek culinary traditions in the world. She is the author of 17 books on Greek cuisine, including the just-released Country Cooking of Greece (Chronicle, 2012) and the IACP-awarded Glorious Foods of Greece.Diane is on the forefront of bringing healthy, delicious Greek cuisine to a global audience. In that capacity, among other things, she is working with Harvard, Yale, and UMass Amherst, developing healthy options for the universities' dining halls and retail outlets as well as educational programs for students and the community at large. She is also consulting chef at Boukiés and Pylos restaurants in New York City, as well as at other restaurants around the country, including Axia (NJ) and Avli (Chicago). She is a frequent lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America and at other culinary gatherings around the world.Diane appears regularly on American television, including "Throwdown with Bobby Flay," "Bizarre Foods," "Foodography," the "PBS News Hour," and "360° w/Anderson Cooper" and her writings appear in major international media outlets, such as the Washington Post, Dow Jones wire, Food & Wine, Gourmet Live, zesterdaily.com and more. For 20 years, she has been the food columnist for Ta Nea, Athens' largest daily newspaper.She is founder of GreekFoodTv, a webtv venture, and, together with her husband, Vasilis Stenos, a photographer and artist, of the Glorious Greek Kitchen cooking school on her native Greek island, Ikaria, which is one of the world's Blue Zones. With her extensive knowledge of Greek food, Diane also consults for retail operations, including most recently the Hellenic Gourmet shop at the Athens airport.Her latest venture is a 98-episode television series called "What Are We Going to Eat Today Mom," (in Greek), which highlights healthy, accessible food in a family setting.

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