Alexiadou presents Greek cuisine live on CBS
Friday 7th November 2008, Alexia Alexiadou was
called to present Greek products and cuisine
at one of the world’s major television networks,
CBS. Alexia’s presentation took place during
Russ Mitchell’s morning show, “The Early Show”
that was broadcasted live in USA and all over
the world from Filopappou Hill, Athens, Greece.
Seizing the opportunity of the forthcoming inauguration
of the new Acropolis’ Archeological Museum,
Russ Mitchell hosted an extensive reportage
about Greece in his show.
Eighty million viewers had the chance to watch
a 2-hour program full of Greek spirit such as
the interview of the president of new Acropolis
Museum, Mr. Pantermalis, the demonstration of
folkloric dances by the “Lykeio Ellinidon” and
the presentation of Greek cuisine by the famous
writer, editor and publisher of cookbooks and
magazines, Mrs Alexia Alexiadou.
Alexia Alexiadou presented the most representative
products of Greek cuisine and nutrition such
as olive oil, feta cheese, ouzo and fresh vegetables.
At the same time, Alexia Alexiadou “offered”
to the audience the most well-known Greek dishes
such as souvlaki, tzatziki, Greek salad, spinach
pie, taramosalata and many others. Russ Mitchell
tasted all the delicious Greek recipes that
Alexia Alexiadou had prepared and was really
thrilled! As a genuine Greek, he learned how
to combine Greek mezedes with ouzo, to say “cheers”
in Greek and dance syrtaki!
Alexia Alexiadou had also the chance to refer
to olive oil and its extreme nutritional value
that makes it such a significant ingredient
possessing the highest place at the Greek as
well as the Mediterranean cuisine.
Among the Greek products that Alexia Alexiadou
presented during the show, was a platter of
products that ancient Greeks included in their
daily nutrition. Based on that, Alexia Alexiadou
made a very interesting historical review on
the nutritional and dietary habits of ancient
Greeks and how they influenced temporary Greek
At the end of the show, everyone tasted the
delicious dishes that Alexia Alexiadou had prepared.
For further information on the show that promoted
Greece and its cuisine abroad, as well as the
recipes presented during the show, please visit
CBS web site: