Taste of Crete: The Story
It has been 25 years since I had my big fat Greek wedding to
my mustachioed Greek husband. Our
wedding reception was in the backyard of my Mother-in-law’s farm nestled in
illustrious mountains of the island of Crete.
In those incredible 25 years I have been immersed in the colorful and
warm culture of Greece, and I would not trade it for the world. Every summer my husband and I take my kids,
Antonios and Evangelia to Crete to explore all of the island’s wonders. I think I speak for my whole family when I
say one of the best things about Crete is the FOOD! Spend a day with my mother-in-law and you’ll
get fed enough food to feed you for seven, and you can bet that a large portion
is made with olive oil from our olive trees.
All of those late nights with family and friends eating Moussaka and
drinking Ouzo have led me with a desire to bring these healthy experiences to
your families table. When Taste of Crete
first started in 2004 we decided to start with the foundation of all great
dishes in the Mediterranean diet…. Extra
Virgin Olive Oil.
Olive oil as long been known for its health benefits on Heart Disease, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Obesity. In order to be considered “Extra Virgin” our Koroneki olives are picked by farmers off of the trees, not off the ground, and they’re picked earlier than normal in order to make sure all of the anti-oxidants and nutrients are not lost. At the end of the process our Taste of Crete Award Winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a fruity flavor with a very smooth light pepper finish, and low acidity that is high in antioxidants. Its flavor really rivals butter in any recipe.
After providing people with the olive oil we here at Taste of Crete decided that the best product to bring to the public was delicious and healthy Greek Cookies. To be honest we didn’t have to go far as my mother-in-law has always made the best cookies. The cookies we sell to you are made with the exact same family recipe that my entire family has been enjoying for years!
The best part you ask? Well, it’s made with no eggs or butter and have no trans-fats or preservatives and it’s both Vegan and Kosher!