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Healthy Mediterranean Cooking Techniques

with Diane Kochilas
Discover the simple flavor-building techniques behind healthy Mediterranean cuisine to bring the delicious tastes and relaxing ease of Greece to your table!

Explore healthy Mediterranean cooking techniques with renowned cookbook author and chef Diane Kochilas. Learn how to build a Mediterranean flavor palate for marinades, pastes and dressings with basic ingredients such as olive oil, citrus and herbs. Find out how to cook greens you'll crave in dishes such as tomato-braised sweet greens wrapped in flaky phyllo. Then, discover techniques for transforming vegetables like eggplant into rich spreads, dips and sauces. Next, kiss bland beans goodbye as you make a versatile flavor base packed with juicy plum tomatoes, sweet red onion and, of course, garlic! Finally, learn how to prepare, grill and roast lean meat and seafood for healthy and mouthwatering main course options that will have your family clamoring for more!

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Lesson 1. Introduction & Mediterranean Flavor Building

  • Meet your instructor, chef and cookbook author Diane Kochilas, and learn more about the techniques and dishes covered in your class. You'll enjoy watching all the way through or dipping into individual lessons to review a particular technique or to cook a dish along with Diane. In this first lesson, you'll begin by building Mediterranean flavors with three foundations for a variety of dishes: a savory herb paste, classic yogurt marinade and an olive oil and lemon dressing that doubles as a marinade.


Lesson 2. Glorious Greens


Lesson 3. Working With Phyllo


Lesson 4. Wonderful Ways With Eggplant


Lesson 5. Bean Cuisine


Lesson 6. Meat on the Side


Lesson 7. Mediterranean Seafood

"This class is a great introduction to Mediterranean cooking, with each lesson building from the previous one. Diane is a terrific instructor and I've loved this class."
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