(Adelaide, Australia) – George Diakomichalis, a Greek-Australian pastry chef who runs a business in Adelaide, Australia, has just announced that he has a new television show titled, It’s All Greek to Me. The show will do more than just share his love of Greek cooking with viewers. It will also highlight the stories of migrants who have come from Greece throughout the generations. There is a large Greek diaspora scattered throughout Australia, and Diakomichalis is part of the Greek community. In particular, the show will highlight how strong the Greek traditions are throughout the Greek community, no matter if they just arrived in Australia or if the families had been there for generations.
Diakomichalis currently runs and award winning pastry shop in Adelaide called Kalymnos Pastries. However, he comes from a long line of pastry chefs.” As the timeline on the official website for the pastry shop suggests, the journey began when George’s great grandfather began learning how to create pastries in 1890. In 1917, his journey to learn about pastries took him to France where he expanded his skills for a year. George’s grandfather Mike continued the family pastry tradition and eventually, the skill for creating great pastry was passed down to George. Kalymnos Pastries draws on knowledge that has been handed down as well as embracing new traditions. It has also won multiple awards, such as the Restaurant & Catering Award in 2013.
About the show, George has said, “To me, this series is the perfect opportunity to show everyone what Greek cooking, tradition and culture is all about; through each episode my aim is to keep traditional Greek recipes alive and, most importantly, inspire future generations to follow in their ancestors’ footsteps and start spreading the love about Greek traditions, Greek heritage and of course, Greek cooking.” The first season will have eight episodes and will air on Saturdays at 4:30 PM on Channel 7, a local SA television station.