Yesterday, "Cooking Today" welcomed a new host to the show, Saveur magazine wine editor, and award winning food and wine writer, David Rosengarten. David couldn't wait to talk about why Greek food and wine is currently "on his radar," and who better to join the conversation, than Maria Loi who has been called the Greek Martha Stewart!
Maria is the chef and owner of New York's Loi restaurant and is more than qualified to discuss all types of Greek food. She wrote the official cookbook for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Ancient Dining. Maria pointed out that Greek food is at the base of all other cuisine, including French and Italian. According to her, the ingredients are what make the difference in whether you’re using Greek saffron or olive oil, they are what give Greek cooking its distinct flavor.
In addition to Greek cuisine also David shared his recipe for making a real Andalucian Gazpacho. He explained that a real gazpacho is orange in color and actually a drink, not a soup including bread and olive oil.
If you missed yesterday's show, you have another chance to catch it today at 3 and 6 p.m. ET and be sure to check out some of the highlights below.
“Cooking Today,” is live each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT, on Sirius XM 110. Our call-in number is 866-675-6675. Tune in tomorrow as Ed Schoenfeld, creator and managing partner of New York’s RedFarm restaurant joins David in studio.
Maria explains how she would describe Greek food to David.
Maria shares an authentic Greek salad recipe.