Aromatic Pork Neck Roast or Pulled Pork Cretan (Minoan) Style

The Cretan diet has become famous all over the world since the last few years. It is considered to be the most healthiest diet because of its use of extra virgin olive oil, lots of vegetable and herbs. The Cretan diet developed from the Minoan traditions. This old civilization used the wild herbs of the…

Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmades)

I believe in Greek kitchen preparing stuffed vine leaves is the highest art of cooking – if you know how to do them! I have tried a lot of Dolmades until now, but Mama Marikas’, my beloved mother-in-law, is making the very best you’ll ever get. 86 years of age by now she still wakes…

Rakomelo – the sweet taste of Crete

I do not drink heavy alcohol. I never drank cognac, whisk(e)y, snaps and I still don’t. But since I live on Crete I love Raki! Raki on Crete is not the same as Raki in Turkey! The right name of Raki in Greece is “Tsikoudia”. It is made from the grapes after harvesting the wine…

Wines of Crete – They are worth trying

To make it clear: I am not a Sommelier! I do not speak the language of wine passionate like: the wine tastes like butter, jam, fruits and smells of wild flowers, violet, green or what ever. Wine simply has to be of my taste: dry and easy to drink. I like to drink wine when…