If you ever visit Greece and in particularly Crete Island, you have to try “Skoufihta”, the fresh Cretan Pasta.
As I said many times I love to travel. For me, a successful trip means that you did, at least partly, the following 4 “must do” things
– meeting local people
– visiting places that i knew only from books
– learning how local’s spend their everyday life
– tasting local recipes and products
So, if you do so, and you are in Crete, then you have to taste “Skioufihta” – maybe a very simple fresh pasta but so exceptionally tasty!
One of the things that I learnt here in Crete is that life is beautiful when is simple ….. a friend of mine used to say “best things in life are free” and it is true!
Imagine sitting at a table, chatting with a friend and enjoying a fresh, with local products salad, the “Skioufihta” pasta with grated mizithra or feta cheese and Tsikoudia-Raki, the local alcoholic beverage (I will write about these tastes soon, please stay tuned) – do you need anything else? hmm, no! 100% no!
So, when planning your future vacations, remember to schedule visiting Crete and tasting “Skioufihta“. I have included the recipe – in English – of a young Greek chef that I admire a lot. Take a look at it and you will discover the magic of plain plates.