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Greek Island gourmet: Cooking in Crete

17:30 AEST Sat Mar 16 2013

Jason has been enlightened. When it comes to enjoying food full of flavour and the country's culture, particularly at Sunday lunch, the Greeks are world-beaters.

His education began at 10:30am one Sunday in the village of Archanes, an hour's drive from Iralkion on the island of Crete.

It's quite a large village and has been restored and beautified with European Union funds. It has retained as much of its original atmosphere as possible, and is alive, clean, traditional and very friendly.

Stone paved streets, displays of blooming flowers, fruit trees and other plants are in the yards, terraces and balconies and a walk around the back streets is a pleasure. It could also serve to put you in good stead for an afternoon of eating and drinking.

After church, everyone seems to make a bee-line to one of the pretty town squares cafés or tavernas with outdoor seating and tree-shaded terraces.

Jason went to Taverna Ambelos where Mama Crystale was gearing up for a traditional big fat Greek feast.

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