Cretan Cuisine

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Diples - Greece [Diples are wafer-thin pieces of dough fried in hot oil, drizzled liberally with honey and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds or cinnamon and nuts. ]

Diples - Greece [Diples are wafer-thin pieces of dough fried in hot oil, drizzled liberally with honey and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds or cinnamon and nuts.

Kalitsounia with Spinach & Mizithra Cheese, Crete, Greece

Traditional recipe from Chania for (savoury) kalitsounia. They are usually made at Easter but they are vigorously consumed all year round, no matter how they are made (just with wild greens or with mizithra, fried or baked) they are extremely delicious.

Cheese + Olives - Hania Municipal Market, Crete, Greece

My love affair with Kalitsounia started when Mr K and I visited Crete a few years ago. Kalitsounia (καλιτσούνια) are small pies, eit.

Kaltsounia... really fine fyllo pastry with a filling of wild greens and herbs, with fresh myzithra cheese and free range eggs, for consistence... Lovely

Kaltsounia: fine filo pastry filled with wild greens and herbs, fresh myzithra cheese and free range eggs

Πατάτες στήν παραστιά !!!  Delicious homemade #fried #potatoes ! They are frying by the traditional Cretan way...on an open fire !  Photo via I ♥ Crete

Homemade fried potatoes, they are frying by the traditional Cretan way on an open fire

Xerotigana- Cretan traditional fried pastry treats dipped in honey. Served at weddings an baptisms.

Xerotigana - Cretan traditional fried pastry treats dipped in honey. Served at weddings.

Cretan "Dakos" topped with fried egg

Amateur Cook Professional Eater - Greek recipes cooked again and again: Cretan "Dakos" topped with fried egg

Cretan cuisine inspired shallow-fried fennel handpies with homemade pastry, served with fluffy tarama mousse

Amateur Cook Professional Eater - Greek recipes cooked again and again: Cretan cuisine inspired shallow-fried fennel handpies with homemade pastry, served with fluffy tarama mousse

Beets Roasted Cretan Style with Skordalia

Recipe: Beets Roasted Cretan Style with Skordalia

Παραδοσιακά Σπιτικά Ντολμαδάκια | Traditional Homemade Cretan Stuffed Vine Leaves#Ntolmadakia

Παραδοσιακά Σπιτικά Ντολμαδάκια | Traditional Homemade Cretan Stuffed Vine Leaves#Ntolmadakia

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