Diane Kochilas is an internationally known food writer, cookbook author, culinary teacher and food consultant. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur, Food & Wine, Eating Well and in other food and general-interest publications. In Greece, she is the weekly food columnist and restaurant critic for the country’s largest newspaper, Ta Nea. She has written 17 books in both English and Greek on Greek and Mediterrranean cuisine, including the award-winning The Glorious Foods of Greece. She is the owner of the Glorious Greek Kitchen cooking school on the island of Ikaria and she is consulting chef and partner at New York’s Pylos restaurant, one of the top-rated Greek restaurants in the city as well as consulting chef at Avli Restaurant in Chicago. She is also a consultant for Hellenic Gourmet, the duty free food shops at the Venizelos International Airport and around Greece, to help upgrade the store’s selection and source product. Her knowledge of Greek regional foods, wines, and culinary lore is extensive.