The “Cooking Odyssey”
01.Jul.2015

A culinary television series that showcases the wondrous sights, sounds and tastes of Greece.

Embark on a Grecian odyssey to explore the rich and authentic tastes and history of Greek cuisine. Viewers will learn about Greek cuisine and history through the locals from each place that is visited with special simple-to-follow cooking demonstrations.

The Mediterranean diet has been a way of life for thousands of years in the various regions of the Mediterranean such as Greece, Lebanon, Syria, Spain and Morocco, and has most recently been the focal point of the health industry in the United States. The “Cooking Odyssey” embarks on a journey to bring to its viewing audience the unique traditions, culture and recipes of the Mediter- ranean to each viewer’s home.

Filmed on location in the Mediterranean and in New York, in an eco-friendly kitchen, “The Cooking Odyssey” offers television viewers of all ages and backgrounds a tantalizing first-hand look into the world of Mediterranean culture and all its traditions. From the mountains of the Peloponnese region to the crystal azure waters of the Aegean Sea, “The Cooking Odyssey” showcases an array of breathtaking regions of the Mediterranean for a truly unique culinary experience.

Our hosts will lead viewers across America on a culinary voyage to highlight the Mediterranean diet, meet fascinating people, and explore organic farming, which has long been the way of life in the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Viewers will learn about Mediterranean cuisine and history from the local farmers, townspeople and restaurant owners and chefs in each place that is visited and Chef Yanni highlights local recipes from each region visited with simple-to-follow cooking demonstrations in the studio kitchen.

This television series promises to capture the incredible landscape, the glorious sun and the natural beauty of the Mediterranean for a unique culinary and travel experience right from your home. “The Cooking Odyssey” aims to be the virtual Mediterranean gastronomic culinary odyssey never before seen on television.

A culinary television series that showcases the wondrous sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. Embark on a Grecian odyssey to explore the rich and authentic tastes and history of Greek cuisine. Viewers will learn about Greek cuisine and history through the locals from each place that is visited with special simple-to-follow cooking demonstrations.

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Yannis Mameletzis

HOST (season 1, 2)
“Yannis” worked as a pastry chef for one of Britain’s most celebrated chefs, Jamie Oliver (“The Naked Chef”) at Jamie’s Italian in Oxford. During his Oxford years, “Chef Yannis” also served as the President of the Oxford University Gastronomy Society, where he promoted the culinary arts to both undergraduate and graduate students in Oxford. He has a passion and expertise in Mediterranean cuisine and Greek pastries.

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Eva Tsoureka

CO-HOST (season 2)
Eva is joining Chef Yianni on his odyssey on season 2. Eva comes to us from Greece, where she was the host of the weekly television series “Kyriaki sto Horio” (“Sunday in the Village”). Eva has also co-hosted on the daily morning show on Mega Channel “Omorfos Kosmos to Proi” (Beautiful World in the Morning). Eva has a BA in Tourism Marketing and was also elected Prefectural Counselor in 2006 in Thessaloniki, Greece and was responsible for the youth division of the city.

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Michalis Nourloglou

CHEF/HOST (season 3)
Although only 29 years old has already written a remarkable way. Finalists in the popular talent cooking show “Top Chef” and chef at famous restaurants in Athens, Michael Nourloglou is one of the most talented chefs of his generation.
Active, restless and creative, no stops transmitting the secrets of his art, nor when he is at home, where you will see him cooking with his 2 years old daughter.

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