"My Greek Table" Creator, Host and Cookbook Author - Diane Kochilas
Diane Kochilas, TV cooking show host, consulting chef, cookbook author, and cooking school owner, has been at the forefront of bringing healthy, delicious Greek cuisine to a wide international audience for many years. Diane is one of the leading experts on Greek and Mediterranean cooking, a passionate communicator who delves deeply into her subject matter and engages her audience with informative entertainment delivered with liveliness and characteristic immediacy. A born teacher, Diane runs the Glorious Greek Cooking School on her father's native island, Ikaria, a "Blue Zone", renowned for the longevity of its inhabitants. The New York Times described Ikaria as the place "where people forget to die". Diane prefers to call it the "place where people remember how to live -- eat and enjoy." She is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, an IACP book award winner and the recipient of numerous other book awards. As the award-winning host, creator, and co-producer of the popular PBS Greek cooking-travel series My Greek Table, she has been on a mission to teach the world about all things good and Greek. My Greek Table, airs in 95% of the United States, as well as in Canada and Australia. The fourth season of the show will premiere next year. Diane has also been a consulting chef at some of America's top Greek restaurants, including: Molyvos, Pylos, and Committee Boston, and has worked with Harvard, Yale and the University of Massachusetts to deliver health-giving Mediterranean recipes to their respective student dining services. Diane has made guest appearances on many major network shows, including CBS Sunday Morning, Beat Bobby Flay (as a judge) and The Dish. On this episode, Diane shares her one way ticket to Ikaria and highlights why the island is considered a “Blue Zone”. Diane also celebrates the joys of Greek cuisine as featured in her cookbooks and on her hit PBS series My Greek Table. Diane is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back. Their destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Former Senator, Joe Lieberman; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.