Minoan Tastes | Explore Ancient Cooking Practises & Tastes

By Journey to Greece on June 20, 2013

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 On Saturday June 22, 2013 and on Thursday July 4, 2013*, Blue Palace Resort and Spa will present ancient cooking practices and interpretations of the Minoan foods & flavors in a unique outdoor set up.
 A team consisting of scholars, chefs, ecologists and craftsmen have come together to prepare an outdoor cooking demonstration that replicates as closely as possible the way ancient Cretans prepared and enjoyed a feast gathering, allowing participants to engage all senses and savor the flavors of slow cooking dishes. Using a collection of clay replicas of ancient Minoan cook pots and utensils, the cooking takes place in an open fire in a stone built structure similar to Minoan hearths discovered in excavations across the island of Crete.

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The ingredients used in the menu are based on data provided by archaeobotany and other environmental studies on Crete. The Minoan Tastes menu is designed based on archaeological evidence.

Click here to learn more and explore the sample menu >

*Available for private demonstrations upon request

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