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CRETAN DIET

FLASHBACK TO THE CRETAN DIET

Rusks have been matched with the Cretan diet. Being known from the Minoan era as disilicate bread, has marked the Greek food culture. Studiers of the famous Minoan civilization even argue that the Minoans were consuming rusks in their diet, as it was the only way to have food that was kept during their long journeys.

Crete has one of the most delicious culinary traditions since ancient times. A tradition of perfumes, materials, flavors and techniques starting from prehistoric times until today. The most important nutrient is olive oil, which is the main source of fat for both Cretans and people of the Mediterranean.

It is certain that the excellent health and longevity of Cretans is due to not only their traditional diet, that undoubtedly deserves to be followed, but also to the quality of products, which are usually produced by them.

Flashback to the Cretan diet

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THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF HEALTH AND TASTE

The Cretan rusk “dakos”is an integral element of Cretan diet, a nutritional model containing flavor and protects health, the simplest composition of materials where the olive oil aroma dominates: a round barley rusk, chopped tomatoes, genuine Cretan sour soft white cheese called “xinomyzithra” , oregano and of course olive oil. So, based on barley rusks we can develop new ideas by adding new materials to “dako’s”, but always maintaining the healthiness and clean tastes.

THE CRETAN BARLEY ROUND RUSK

THE CRETAN BARLEY ROUND RUSK

There are over 20 species of barley round rusks. Some are hard, others are soft with more or less barley flour, all suitable for our snack. The best, with the round hole in the middle where the top of the other ingredients spread out comfortably and irrigate with their liquid hard barley rusks making it so soft.

VEGETABLES

VEGETABLES

The main ingredient is coarse tomato. Mature and ruddy. And of course with oregano, mint, dill or whatever you like.

CHEESE

CHEESE

The most classic dish of the Cretan barley rusks is “xinomyzithra” ( sour white soft cheese) . But it can easily be done with small pieces of feta, katiki Domokos (white cheese of Central Greece) or cream cheese. Choose the flavor that fits you.

OLIVE OIL

OLIVE OIL

Pour the dakos with a few drops of olive oil. Put the remaining ingredients on top and re-roll oil: healthy ingredients  the wonderful aroma and flavor.

Arugula salad with rusks (whole grain mini rusks with 4 cereal and carob), mint and boiled egg

Arugula salad with rusks (whole grain mini rusks with 4 cereal and carob), mint and boiled egg

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Rusks with sardines & basil

Rusks with sardines & basil

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Spicy dakos cooked with mince and cheese

Spicy dakos cooked with mince and cheese

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Mini barley round rusks with flaxseeds with Philadelphia cheese, red peppers and chicken fillet flavored with verbena leaves

Mini barley round rusks with flaxseeds with Philadelphia cheese, red peppers and chicken fillet flavored with verbena leaves

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Dakos  with tomato and fried egg spread

Dakos with tomato and fried egg spread

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Classic Cretan dakos

Classic Cretan dakos

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Cretan Caesar’s salad

Cretan Caesar’s salad

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Cretan boiled salad with rye rusks

Cretan boiled salad with rye rusks

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Fried pork steak, fried potatoes and rusks with  gruyere cheese

Fried pork steak, fried potatoes and rusks with gruyere cheese

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Mini rusks spread with sour cream cheese and fried apaki

Mini rusks spread with sour cream cheese and fried apaki

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Black-eyed small beans with stamnagathi and pickled artichokes

Black-eyed small beans with stamnagathi and pickled artichokes

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Sweet dakos with orange syrup, strained yogurt and sweet grapes

Sweet dakos with orange syrup, strained yogurt and sweet grapes

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