Thursday, October 27, 2011


NEXT EPISODE FEATURES SPECIAL GUEST CHEF DIMITRI MOSHIVITIS OF CAVA airing this Friday on WETA Create at 7:30 p.m. and encore at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Discover the beauty behind the renowned Mediterranean Diet on Capital Cooking’s next episode. Host Lauren DeSantis prepares a Greek feast with D.C.’s local favorite, Chef Dimitri Moshivitis of Cava.  The episode features the ancient Greek traditions mixed with a modern appetite.

To start off, Dimitri Moshovitis will introduce his Shrimp dish that will make you feel like you’re in the Greek Islands.  It is quick and easy: the shrimp is seared with olive oil and mixed with  tomato, dill, ouzo, and cream.

Next, we will make the Spanakopita - a spinach pie with feta cheese, onions, egg, and seasoning.  It is typically eaten as a snack in Greece.  Lauren DeSantis will show you her baked version and Dimitri will show you how to fry it.  Tune in to see which fits your craving.

Then, Lauren will teach the most recognized of Greek dishes: Moussaka.  Moussaka is a casserole made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling and topped off with a creamy bechamel sauce that is baked to golden perfection.

Finally, For a sweet Mediterranean delight, Lauren will show her Baklava: a baked pastry made of layers with chopped nuts and sweetened syrup.

Photos by Emily Clack 

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