Monday, August 24, 2009

I'm back...

    I am back from Greece. What a country! The scene above was less than twenty feet from my hotel room. I never slept so well in my entire life. Two keys things: a firm mattress and the sound of the sea. But I wasn't there to sleep, I was there to eat. (Oh right, and to attend my friend Elina's Greek Wedding.)
   To be honest there wasn't as much overeating as I was looking forward to but there was an abundance of food at the wedding and I did my best to record and digest as much of it as possible. Stay tuned.
   Many dishes made reappearances during this trip. The first night we went out to a taverna, a traditional Greek family-run restaurant and the food just kept on coming.
There we ate the traditional Greek salad, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and olives.
Thanks Fried Cheese. You cannot go wrong there.
Tsatziki, which is yogurt, cucumbers lemon garlic and vinegar.
This is a bread salad called Dako, which is stale bread soaked in water and vinegar then topped with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and lots of cheese.
A nice plate of grilled meats. The sausages were divine. Crete is known for these uniquely spiced pork links. There was also perfectly grilled chicken and pork chops.
This cat has a ridiculous mustache. Cat in Greek is Cody, the groom's favorite word, and he kept repeating it the entire trip. Phonetically, it goes something like: sip-seen-a.
The are the gracious owners of the taverna.

1 comment:

Rocco Galatioto said...

Love those bare mountains. The trees bother me. I like to see the rocks.
The beach with pebbles is not like that wonderful beaci in Castellammare where this year the water was absolutely clean.