Online Class

Healthy Mediterranean Cooking Techniques


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

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Diane Kochilas
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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.
2. Glorious Greens
3. Working With Phyllo
4. Wonderful Ways With Eggplant
5. Bean Cuisine
6. Meat on the Side
7. Mediterranean Seafood

Taught by

Diane Kochilas
Diane Kochilas
Diane Kochilas is an award-winning cookbook author, television personality and Greek food authority. She is passionate about bringing the healthy, delicious cuisine of her ancestral home, the Greek isle of Ikaria, known for the longevity of its inhabitants, to a worldwide audience. Chef Kochilas has authored 18 books on Greek cooking and often appears on television shows such as Throwdown With Bobby Flay and Anderson Cooper 360°. She also hosts the most popular cooking show in Greece, What’s Cooking Today, Mom?, and runs a renowned cooking school in Ikaria.
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