An old-school chopped salad - think crisp lettuce,
cucumber, spring onion, dill and mint dressed with white wine
vinegar and grassy olive oil - is the perfect accompaniment to this
barbecued lamb dish.
Buffalo haloumi is an amazing product, handmade and
super-fresh. When you're cooking with a product like this, one of
the key ingredients is restraint. Let it speak for itself, simple
and barely adorned.
BUFFALO HALOUMI WITH LEMON, MINT AND SHALLOT SALAD
These kalitsounia are made all over Crete and every region
has its distinct way of doing them. These cheese and mint
kalitsounia, which are rectangular and small, are also used as a
dessert or for breakfast, drizzled with honey or dusted with
The effort required for this slow-cooked lamb and eggplant combo
puts it out of the realm of weeknight dinner, but try it when you
have the time - its combination of flavours makes it well worth the
Revani, named after 16th century libertine poet of the same
name, is a deliciously fluffy semolina cake. While some choose to
only drench it in syrup, we like it with a dusting of almonds and a
side of yoghurt.