Northern Delights – Ioannina

Nestled in the dense Pindus mountains along a crystalline lake in the remote northwestern corner of Greece, Ioannina is a crossroads of the meat-and-cheese centric cooking of the mountains as well as the culinary gifts of the lake. It’s also home to the most renowned baklava in Greece. Diane focuses on this quaint old city’s culinary and cultural lore, and the outcome is a delicious confluence of earth and water: from a unique local version of baklava to hearty Clay-Baked Lamb and a Feta-Cheese Skillet Pie to a truly rare Clay-Tile-Baked Eel, the flavors of Ioannina will pique your curiosity and appetite for this undiscovered corner of the country. Guest: Artemis Kolionasiou