Dounias Tavern, Crete (9/26)

At this traditional taverna high in the mountains above Chania, Stellios Trilyrakis and his family have created a place like no other. Food is cooked outside in clay pots or in a wood-fired oven. Stellios is famous for his snails, wild greens and purslane salad, olive-oil fried potatoes, chickpeas and local beans with vegetables, and bulgur trahana with eggplant and his homemade bread. 

On the Oldways culinary tour in Oct. 2018, Stellios took our guests to see his olive trees, garden and to meet his two horses, perched on a terrace of the mountain. Then we all sat down at long tables to enjoy a Dounias lunch, served with local wine in tin cups. 

Contributor: Hannah Depin from Oldways 

Written by James Metcalfe

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