Mediterranean Cooking for All!
Learn all about the delicious array of healthy Greek & Mediterranean dishes anyone, anywhere can make! 
Five classes that explore the plant-forward and easy seafood dishes of the Mediterranean.

Awards, Nominations

"Best Chef in a Series"
"BEST OF EUROPE"
"Best Food Program – Television"
"Best Food Travel Series – Television"

All that and more are part of my 
Mediterranean Cooking for AllOnline Cooking Class Series

Learn about one-pot, plant-based main courses.
Savor ancient grains in modern meals
Enjoy delicious baked vegetable recipes.
Make easy, healthy bean & legum dishes.
Cook easy fish & seafood like a Mediterranean native!

Why is the Mediterranean Diet good for you?

The Mediterranean Diet is by many accounts the world’s healthiest. 
 
Almost daily, anywhere you look there is a new article or scientific report about the beneficial effects the Mediterranean Diet on our physical and emotional well-being. Even UNESCO has recognized this way of eating and in 2013 added the Mediterranean Diet to its intangible cultural heritage of humanity list. . 
 
But just what is the Mediterranean Diet? It is the timeless, plant-rich way of eating common to the people and cultures that border the Mediterranean Sea. There are similarities in the traditional foods found throughout the entire region. Fresh fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil, lean proteins such as fresh fish, vibrant spice and herb palettes, and limited consumption of dairy and red meat are the basic tenets of the Mediterranean Diet. 
 
The Mediterranean Diet is beneficial for just about everything, from mental acuity to inflammation, cancer, and heart disease. But best of all, the Mediterranean Diet combines two seemingly disparate qualities: It’s super healthy and very delicious! 
 
Join me to learn more about this wonderful, healthy way to live and eat. In this series of five classes, with more in the pipeline, we will cook some of the best and tastiest health-giving Greek and Mediterranean recipes. You’ll learn how to prepare simple, easy Mediterranean dishes, mostly plant-based, that will make you feel good and that are good for you. 
 
I promise… anyone, anywhere can enjoy the Mediterranean Diet! 

Diane  Kochilas

About your host

One of the world’s foremost experts on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

Diane is the host, creator and co-producer of My Greek Table, the award-winning 13-episode per season cooking-travel show about Greece that airs nationally on Public Television. The series is currently in its third season.

Diane hails from the Blue Zone Greek island of Ikaria and New York City and brings a combination of innate Blue-Zone calmness and result-oriented NYC spirit to everything she does. She is an award-winning author of more than 18 books on Greek-Mediterranean Cuisine and runs the Glorious Greek Kitchen on Ikaria, a recreational cooking school where people enjoy an immersive, holistic experience in Greek-island and village life. Diane also organizes culinary excursions and walking tours in Greece and cooking classes throughout the United States.

She has been on the forefront of bringing healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine to an American audience for more than 30 years. Diane has been consulting chef for many of the top Greek restaurants in the United States and for years has worked with university dining services at Harvard, Yale and UMass Amherst to bring healthy Mediterranean cooking to student dining halls. She is a frequent speaker at the CIA and other major culinary institutions.

A Born Teacher

Every spring, summer and fall since 2003, Diane has run the Glorious Greek Cooking School on her native island, Ikaria, a Blue Zone, renowned for the longevity of its inhabitants, and for its untrammelled beauty.

Some Highlights

Kochilas is an award-winning author of 18 books on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Her latest book is My Greek Table, Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours (St. Martin’s Press, December 2018). Her book before that, Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die, won the 2015 Books for a Better Life award by the MS Society as well as the prestigious IACP award Best Cookbook award in the International Category. The book was also long-listed for an Art of Eating award.

The book before IKARIA, Country Cooking of Greece (Chronicle, 2012), was hailed by the New York Times as one of the 100 best books of 2012 and by virtual gourmet, John Mariani, as Diane’s “masterpiece.” Another time, Glorious Foods of Greece (William Morrow), won the prestigious IACP Jane Grigson prize for excellence in research.

Diane has been consulting chef for many top Greek restaurants in North American, including: Committee Boston, an acclaimed small-plate and ouzerie concept; Molyvos and Pylos in NYC, Axia in Northern New Jersey., Avli in Chicago, and Volos in Toronto.

Available Online Classes

Classes don’t have to be taken in any particular sequence.

One-Pot, 
Plant-Based Mains

In this class you’ll learn the basic techniques for making one-pot plant-based main courses and how to use these techniques to expand on a range of dishes using different variations of vegetables.

Lesson length: 1h 20m

Baked 
Vegetable Classics

In this class, I will be walking you through the many different ways in which vegetables are prepared in the Mediterranean to create complete, substantial meals that leave you fulfilled.

Lesson length: 1h 6min

Ancient Grains, 
Modern Meals

While touching upon the history and importance of grains in this part of the world, I will explain how to use different grains and integrate them into dishes that exude healthfulness.

Lesson length: 1h 4min

Mediterranean Bean 
& Legume Sense

Legumes are an amazing source of plant protein, ideal for when you want a nutritionally complete meal that is completely meat-free. A true essential of the Mediterranean diet, legumes are incredibly versatile, but not much is widely known about the various ways in which they can be used in the kitchen. In this class you’ll learn three great, easy recipes. 

Lesson length: 1h 14min

Easy Greek-Mediterranean 
Fish & Seafood

My aim in this class is to help you familiarize yourself with some of the basic flavor combinations and techniques that are widely used when cooking fish or seafood. Preparing fish at home can be intimidating at first, so I have chosen classic recipes characterized by simple cooking methods and accessible ingredients to ease you in this exciting endeavor.

Lesson length: 42 min.

With every class...

Single-Class ticket (3 recipes): $23.95
Bundle ticket (5 lessons, 15 recipes): $99.95

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Classes don’t have to be taken in any particular sequence.

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