5 Questions  about the gastronomy of Chania (Crete)

5 Questions with Mariana Kavroulaki of Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures

Mariana Kavroulaki of Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures tells us all about her local food scene.

Snails in saor: fried snails with rosemary, garlic, vinegar or wine. In Crete we call them boubouristi    which means ‘with their head looking down’.

Snails in saor: fried snails with rosemary, garlic, vinegar or wine. In Crete we call them boubouristi which means ‘with their head looking down’.

Pasteli: the roots of its history are lost in the ancient years.

Sesame seeds, almonds, honey: you can find them in almost any Cretan house.

The sweet-smelling Cretan countryside in a cup.

The sweet-smelling Cretan countryside in a cup.

New Year's pumpkin soup

Πορτοκαλί για την Πρωτοχρονιά

‘Vintage Vector Style Thanksgiving Pumpkin Slices’ iPhone Case/Skin by taiche

Ash baked beetroot

Ash baked beetroot

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The Bread Oblations of St.

The Bread Oblations of St. Antonios

The Bread Oblations of St.

Eat lentils as the Cretans do . (With onions. garlic, tomato paste, fresh tomato, orange peel, laurel leaf, cinnamon stick, olive oil)

Eat lentils as the Cretans do . (With onions. garlic, tomato paste, fresh tomato, orange peel, laurel leaf, cinnamon stick, olive oil)

Easter cheese pies

Easter cheese pies

As spring is nearly here, I decided to make an orange cake with phyllo, eggs, yogurt, sugar, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla  flavour.  While the cake was still warm, I covered with orange syrup.

As spring is nearly here, I decided to make an orange cake with phyllo, eggs, yogurt, sugar, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla flavour. While the cake was still warm, I covered with orange syrup.

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