Original rounded body Greek bouzouki had 6 string instrument with 3 courses, trichordo. In 1950s, 2 more strings developed for tetrachordo. PAIRS give more bass sound.  In mid 1960s, Johnny Moynihan - folk singer in Dublin, Ireland- introduced the bouzouki into Irish music. Soon body was widened w flat back. RESEARCH by DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy/ - INSTRUMENTS FOR JOY. Interesting pin via Manfred Hennessy.

Original rounded body Greek bouzouki had 6 string instrument with 3 courses…

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.

This is my Greece | Dakos is a Cretan dish consisting of a slice of soaked dried bread or barley rusk (paximadi) topped with chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta or mizithra cheese, olives and flavored with herbs such as dried oregano

Dakos (Bruschetta)

Dakos is a Cretan dish consisting of a slice of soaked dried bread or barley rusk (paximadi) topped with chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta or mizithra cheese, olives and flavored with herbs such as dried oregano

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

Kefalograviera Cheese [Greek]. Made from sheep milk (sometimes a mixture of sheep & goat milk), great for saganaki.

Fabulous Ways to Use Feta

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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

Visit Greece|Basic Greek Ingredients of Cretan or Mediterranean diet

Mediteranska ishrana: Jedite kao ostrvljani Grčke Photo via: Greece

This traditional Cretan recipe is one of our favorite Greek dishes. I had this many times in a restaurant and wanted to reproduce this at home. The original recipe includes 3 kinds of Cretan cheeses (mizithra, malaka and staka), but it is almost impossible to find our Crete cheeses and we have to substitute it with different ones. Spearmint is essential for this recipe!

Cretan Meat Pie (Kreatotourta)

Kreatotourta (area of Kydonia) This traditional Cretan recipe includes 3 kinds of Cretan cheeses (mizithra, malaka and staka), but also spearmint is essential for this recipe!

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