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Food, Crete Island: 12 reviews and 19 photos

by Balam

Crete produces a very wide range of herbs and spices which are availible in local Markets and shops. All these herbs have been used since antiquity both for culinary applications and medicinal practices, with ancient texts thriving in respective references. Many of these amazing herbs of Crete (including the "dittany") grow on steep slopes and mountains while picking them requires knowledge of their habitat and physical stamina. Drying of the herbs is a natural process, usually in cool places and away from direct sun light.

What to buy: (origanum onites), basil (ocimum basilicum), tilia cordata , marjoram (origanum marjorana), thyme (thymous sibthorpil), mint (mentha), rosemary (rosmarius officinalis), laurel (laurus nobilis), chamomile (matricaria chamomilla), sage (salvia officinalis), mountain tee ("maloteras"), etc.

Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 15, 2008
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