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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Minoan Cooking Nourishes Socially. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.

In addition to working hands and discerning eyes, the ingredients pictured are Broth (the translucent liquid being poured), Horta (the green leaves on the table.), Paximahdi (twice-baked bread in the clear bag behind the Horta), and Firewood (in the background). The type of horta on the table is cultivated. Other types grow wild.
~“Wick” Reader Walter Dossett, Entrepreneur, Writer-Photographer.
American, seasonally lives on the Island of Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Minoan Cooking Nourishes Socially. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.

In addition to working hands and discerning eyes, the ingredients pictured are Broth (the translucent liquid being poured), Horta (the green leaves on the table.), Paximahdi (twice-baked bread in the clear bag behind the Horta), and Firewood (in the background). The type of horta on the table is cultivated. Other types grow wild.
~“Wick” Reader Walter Dossett, Entrepreneur, Writer-Photographer.
American, seasonally lives on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Minoan Cooking Nourishes Socially. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.
In addition to working hands and discerning eyes, the ingredients pictured are Broth (the translucent liquid being poured), Horta (the green leaves on the table.), Paximahdi (twice-baked bread in the clear bag behind the Horta), and Firewood (in the background). The type of horta on the table is cultivated. Other types grow wild.
~“Wick” Reader Walter Dossett, Entrepreneur, Writer-Photographer.
American, seasonally lives on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Kleo and Maria. Ierapetra, 2015.

The dark-eyed beauty’s Yia Yia (Grandmother) is a legend in eastern Crete. Her taverna is the first and oldest; and it all started by accident decades ago, when she started cooking for her sons and their friends when they worked the nearby cucumber farm. She started cooking for ten; serving lunch under the almond tree for the house was small. Daily the numbers grew as word of her cooking spread. One table became two, then four then six and the workers insisted on contributing - some with money and others with fresh produce, lamb and seafood. Thus her taverna was born.
~Francesca Muir, Travel Writer & Photographer; www.francescamuir.com
Australian, lived and raised family on the Island of Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Kleo and Maria. Ierapetra, 2015.

The dark-eyed beauty’s Yia Yia (Grandmother) is a legend in eastern Crete. Her taverna is the first and oldest; and it all started by accident decades ago, when she started cooking for her sons and their friends when they worked the nearby cucumber farm. She started cooking for ten; serving lunch under the almond tree for the house was small. Daily the numbers grew as word of her cooking spread. One table became two, then four then six and the workers insisted on contributing - some with money and others with fresh produce, lamb and seafood. Thus her taverna was born.
~Francesca Muir, Travel Writer & Photographer; www.francescamuir.com
Australian, lived and raised family on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Kleo and Maria. Ierapetra, 2015.
The dark-eyed beauty’s Yia Yia (Grandmother) is a legend in eastern Crete. Her taverna is the first and oldest; and it all started by accident decades ago, when she started cooking for her sons and their friends when they worked the nearby cucumber farm. She started cooking for ten; serving lunch under the almond tree for the house was small. Daily the numbers grew as word of her cooking spread. One table became two, then four then six and the workers insisted on contributing - some with money and others with fresh produce, lamb and seafood. Thus her taverna was born. .
~Francesca Muir, Travel Writer & Photographer; www.francescamuir.com
Australian, lived and raised family on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

The Man and the Bee, Ierapetra, 2015.

The relationship between the man and the bees begins from a very old age, about 8,000 years ago. Since then, many things have changed regarding the technique and the manner people get honey from the hive but what remains unaltered in time is the love, the beekeepers’ passion and the awe in which people observe how the bees work for a common purpose. Most of the times, the beekeepers are ultimately interested in understanding this wonderful creature which defines the balance of the whole world. If bees become extinct, then the entire flora will perish and gradually humans will perish too.
~Stelios Fanourakis, Chef de cuisine.
Greek, born in the island of Crete

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

The Man and the Bee, Ierapetra, 2015.

The relationship between the man and the bees begins from a very old age, about 8,000 years ago. Since then, many things have changed regarding the technique and the manner people get honey from the hive but what remains unaltered in time is the love, the beekeepers’ passion and the awe in which people observe how the bees work for a common purpose. Most of the times, the beekeepers are ultimately interested in understanding this wonderful creature which defines the balance of the whole world. If bees become extinct, then the entire flora will perish and gradually humans will perish too.
~Stelios Fanourakis, Chef de cuisine.
Greek, born in the island of Crete

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

The Man and the Bee, Ierapetra, 2015.
The relationship between the man and the bees begins from a very old age, about 8,000 years ago. Since then, many things have changed regarding the technique and the manner people get honey from the hive but what remains unaltered in time is the love, the beekeepers’ passion and the awe in which people observe how the bees work for a common purpose. Most of the times, the beekeepers are ultimately interested in understanding this wonderful creature which defines the balance of the whole world. If bees become extinct, then the entire flora will perish and gradually humans will perish too. .
~Stelios Fanourakis, Chef de cuisine.
Greek, born in the island of Crete

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Traveling farmer-selling vegetables, Vrouhas Elounda, 2015.

Who is the toughest dealer, the lovely lady or merchant? Transactions like these take place in every Cretan village. Many villagers anticipate the visit of traveling farmers to stock their pantries with products they did not produce themselves. Loudspeakers attached to the merchant’s truck along with loud music call to the villagers. Usually, smart punch lines will accompany the description of the day’s merchandise. Witty conversations and friendly negotiations occur during the transactions and lovely old ladies are very good at getting what they want! One thing is for certain, both parties go home with a smile and get ready for the next mind game.
~Georgios Maltezakis, PhD, Crete Culinary Tourism Specialist, Writer, Social & Cultural Anthropologist.
Greek, born on the Island of Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Traveling farmer-selling vegetables, Vrouhas Elounda, 2015.

Who is the toughest dealer, the lovely lady or merchant? Transactions like these take place in every Cretan village. Many villagers anticipate the visit of traveling farmers to stock their pantries with products they did not produce themselves. Loudspeakers attached to the merchant’s truck along with loud music call to the villagers. Usually, smart punch lines will accompany the description of the day’s merchandise. Witty conversations and friendly negotiations occur during the transactions and lovely old ladies are very good at getting what they want! One thing is for certain, both parties go home with a smile and get ready for the next mind game.
~Georgios Maltezakis, PhD, Crete Culinary Tourism Specialist, Writer, Social & Cultural Anthropologist.
Greek, born on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Traveling farmer-selling vegetables, Vrouhas Elounda, 2015.
Who is the toughest dealer, the lovely lady or merchant? Transactions like these take place in every Cretan village. Many villagers anticipate the visit of traveling farmers to stock their pantries with products they did not produce themselves. Loudspeakers attached to the merchant’s truck along with loud music call to the villagers. Usually, smart punch lines will accompany the description of the day’s merchandise. Witty conversations and friendly negotiations occur during the transactions and lovely old ladies are very good at getting what they want! One thing is for certain, both parties go home with a smile and get ready for the next mind game. .
~Georgios Maltezakis, PhD, Crete Culinary Tourism Specialist, Writer, Social & Cultural Anthropologist.
Greek, born on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Summertime. Anatolie, Ierapetra, 2014.

The sun is setting silently painting the Cretan sky with the hues of red. The event is still taking place at the atrium of the public building. The two elderly women relax after a long day’ work on the plastic chairs and enjoy the peaceful afternoon but, in contrast, the little girl is bored. She doesn’t really care because she found interest in her tablet.
~Evi Saliaka, MA, Archaeologist, Writer, Artist.
Greek, born on the Island of Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Summertime. Anatolie, Ierapetra, 2014.

The sun is setting silently painting the Cretan sky with the hues of red. The event is still taking place at the atrium of the public building. The two elderly women relax after a long day’ work on the plastic chairs and enjoy the peaceful afternoon but, in contrast, the little girl is bored. She doesn’t really care because she found interest in her tablet.
~Evi Saliaka, MA, Archaeologist, Writer, Artist.
Greek, born on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Summertime. Anatolie, Ierapetra, 2014.
The sun is setting silently painting the Cretan sky with the hues of red. The event is still taking place at the atrium of the public building. The two elderly women relax after a long day’ work on the plastic chairs and enjoy the peaceful afternoon but, in contrast, the little girl is bored. She doesn’t really care because she found interest in her tablet. .
~Evi Saliaka, MA, Archaeologist, Writer, Artist.
Greek, born on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Melons in plastic bags. Vrouhas, Elounda, 2015.

As any Cretan knows the next best thing to eating Aegean food is ensuring a healthy diet and reducing mortality. It is a diet that spans millennia. Like the Minoans, consumption of green vegetables and wild plants, along with a balanced intake of grilled meat (especially fish) with the liberal use of olive oil, reflects a food culture that can be found to this day. And of course the diet is backed up with a moderate consumption of alcohol, daily physical activity and no smoking. But that’s another story.
~Gavin McGuire, Photographer.
New Zealander, loving and living on Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Melons in plastic bags. Vrouhas, Elounda, 2015.

As any Cretan knows the next best thing to eating Aegean food is ensuring a healthy diet and reducing mortality. It is a diet that spans millennia. Like the Minoans, consumption of green vegetables and wild plants, along with a balanced intake of grilled meat (especially fish) with the liberal use of olive oil, reflects a food culture that can be found to this day. And of course the diet is backed up with a moderate consumption of alcohol, daily physical activity and no smoking. But that’s another story.
~Gavin McGuire, Photographer.
New Zealander, loving and living on Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Melons in plastic bags. Vrouhas, Elounda, 2015.
As any Cretan knows the next best thing to eating Aegean food is ensuring a healthy diet and reducing mortality. It is a diet that spans millennia. Like the Minoans, consumption of green vegetables and wild plants, along with a balanced intake of grilled meat (especially fish) with the liberal use of olive oil, reflects a food culture that can be found to this day. And of course the diet is backed up with a moderate consumption of alcohol, daily physical activity and no smoking. But that’s another story. .
~Gavin McGuire, Photographer.
New Zealander, loving and living on Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Aging. Aspro Potamos, Siteia, 2015.

As an anthropologist who specializes in studying human bones from archaeological sites, I have come to appreciate how the body ages and how the aging process varies from person to person depending on how they lived their lives. Seeing the skeletons of people in the past has made me appreciate the beauty of the human body more than I ever did, and I am constantly amazed at how our bodies change as we break and heal, get sick and recover, do our daily activities, eat our meals. Our bodies show our lives.
~Susan Smith, PhD, Physical Anthropologist.
American, conducts research on the Island of Crete, seasonally.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Aging. Aspro Potamos, Siteia, 2015.

As an anthropologist who specializes in studying human bones from archaeological sites, I have come to appreciate how the body ages and how the aging process varies from person to person depending on how they lived their lives. Seeing the skeletons of people in the past has made me appreciate the beauty of the human body more than I ever did, and I am constantly amazed at how our bodies change as we break and heal, get sick and recover, do our daily activities, eat our meals. Our bodies show our lives.
~Susan Smith, PhD, Physical Anthropologist.
American, conducts research on the Island of Crete, seasonally.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Aging. Aspro Potamos, Siteia, 2015.
As an anthropologist who specializes in studying human bones from archaeological sites, I have come to appreciate how the body ages and how the aging process varies from person to person depending on how they lived their lives. Seeing the skeletons of people in the past has made me appreciate the beauty of the human body more than I ever did, and I am constantly amazed at how our bodies change as we break and heal, get sick and recover, do our daily activities, eat our meals. Our bodies show our lives. .
~Susan Smith, PhD, Physical Anthropologist.
American, conducts research on the Island of Crete, seasonally.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Égoïste, the Sea. Ierapetra, 2015.

The Libyan Sea is the body of water that separates North Africa and Crete. It is deeper, and thus cooler and saltier than the Cretan Sea, which is the island’s northern border. In the ancient world this wine-dark sea provided routes for merchants and travelers. These routes gave birth to important Dorian cities that were conquered by the Romans. One such city is Ierapetra (Hierapytna) where this fisherman’s boat is docked.
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Égoïste, the Sea. Ierapetra, 2015.

The Libyan Sea is the body of water that separates North Africa and Crete. It is deeper, and thus cooler and saltier than the Cretan Sea, which is the island’s northern border. In the ancient world this wine-dark sea provided routes for merchants and travelers. These routes gave birth to important Dorian cities that were conquered by the Romans. One such city is Ierapetra (Hierapytna) where this fisherman’s boat is docked.
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Égoïste, the Sea. Ierapetra, 2015.
The Libyan Sea is the body of water that separates North Africa and Crete. It is deeper, and thus cooler and saltier than the Cretan Sea, which is the island’s northern border. In the ancient world this wine-dark sea provided routes for merchants and travelers. These routes gave birth to important Dorian cities that were conquered by the Romans. One such city is Ierapetra (Hierapytna) where this fisherman’s boat is docked. .
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Inheritance. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.

Images of individuals and events marking specific periods of time hold together this wall. Generations are depicted living and celebrating. Even mundane chores are shown with great pride! Shepherd’s wooden staff (mpastouni), a cooler, bottle waters, and the top of a gas stove is clean and set ready for the next feast!
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Inheritance. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.

Images of individuals and events marking specific periods of time hold together this wall. Generations are depicted living and celebrating. Even mundane chores are shown with great pride! Shepherd’s wooden staff (mpastouni), a cooler, bottle waters, and the top of a gas stove is clean and set ready for the next feast!
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Inheritance. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.
Images of individuals and events marking specific periods of time hold together this wall. Generations are depicted living and celebrating. Even mundane chores are shown with great pride! Shepherd’s wooden staff (mpastouni), a cooler, bottle waters, and the top of a gas stove is clean and set ready for the next feast!
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Alchemy. Vrouhas, Elounda, 2015.

A Cretan widow towards the end of the journey, with a hint of sadness and resignation in her eyes. But there is a smile forming at the edge of her lips.
~Jean Bienvenu, Photographer, Walking Guide, Web Publisher west-crete.com.
French, lives on the Island of Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Alchemy. Vrouhas, Elounda, 2015.

A Cretan widow towards the end of the journey, with a hint of sadness and resignation in her eyes. But there is a smile forming at the edge of her lips.
~Jean Bienvenu, Photographer, Walking Guide, Web Publisher west-crete.com.
French, lives on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Alchemy. Vrouhas, Elounda, 2015.
A Cretan widow towards the end of the journey, with a hint of sadness and resignation in her eyes. But there is a smile forming at the edge of her lips. .
~Jean Bienvenu, Photographer, Walking Guide, Web Publisher west-crete.com.
French, lives on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Details. Ierapetra, 2015.

Only the farmer and the sea-hunter (spear fisherman) can understand the importance of such details.
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Details. Ierapetra, 2015.

Only the farmer and the sea-hunter (spear fisherman) can understand the importance of such details.
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Details. Ierapetra, 2015.
A Only the farmer and the sea-hunter (spear fisherman) can understand the importance of such details.
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Telling the story. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.

A traditional recipe is more than just writing down the ingredients and learning a technique. When did they learn how to make the dish, and who taught them? What time of year was it traditionally made and served? Is there a story behind the pots they always use? Ask for measurements in cups and tablespoons, and you’ll get a shrug or a laugh as a reply. Most of the times there is no "recipe," and all the information lives in their heads and hands.
~Anna Vernardou, BA History of Art, MA Film Studies.
Greek-Irish, organizes thematic experiences on the Island of Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Telling the story. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.

A traditional recipe is more than just writing down the ingredients and learning a technique. When did they learn how to make the dish, and who taught them? What time of year was it traditionally made and served? Is there a story behind the pots they always use? Ask for measurements in cups and tablespoons, and you’ll get a shrug or a laugh as a reply. Most of the times there is no "recipe," and all the information lives in their heads and hands.
~Anna Vernardou, BA History of Art, MA Film Studies.
Greek-Irish, organizes thematic experiences on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Telling the story. Kavousi, Ierapetra, 2015.
A traditional recipe is more than just writing down the ingredients and learning a technique. When did they learn how to make the dish, and who taught them? What time of year was it traditionally made and served? Is there a story behind the pots they always use? Ask for measurements in cups and tablespoons, and you’ll get a shrug or a laugh as a reply. Most of the times there is no "recipe," and all the information lives in their heads and hands.
~Anna Vernardou, BA History of Art, MA Film Studies.
Greek-Irish, organizes thematic experiences on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

White, green, black with pops of red, yellow...

White, green, black with pops of red, yellow, and pink against a light blue sky is the stage for mountain village life on Crete. Kitchen towels, bed linens, personal items are washed in the morning and hung out to dry. When the sun is hanging above the mountain line in the late afternoon they are ready to be taken down and placed in a pile for ironing. This is a job done with much pride, pleasure and joy! .
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

White, green, black with pops of red, yellow...

White, green, black with pops of red, yellow, and pink against a light blue sky is the stage for mountain village life on Crete. Kitchen towels, bed linens, personal items are washed in the morning and hung out to dry. When the sun is hanging above the mountain line in the late afternoon they are ready to be taken down and placed in a pile for ironing. This is a job done with much pride, pleasure and joy!
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

White, green, black with pops of red, yellow...
White, green, black with pops of red, yellow, and pink against a light blue sky is the stage for mountain village life on Crete. Kitchen towels, bed linens, personal items are washed in the morning and hung out to dry. When the sun is hanging above the mountain line in the late afternoon they are ready to be taken down and placed in a pile for ironing. This is a job done with much pride, pleasure and joy!
~Jerolyn E. Morrison, Co-Curator

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

In narrow corridors. Ierapetra, 2015.

I adore strolling in the old parts of Ierapetra in the summer after the sun has set. Away from the hustle and bustle of the center, I feel that I enter into the intimacy of community life...

I adore strolling in the old parts of Ierapetra in the summer after the sun has set. Away from the hustle and bustle of the center, I feel that I enter into the intimacy of community life. Houses there are simple, purely functional, white-washed, and single-storeyed with small gardens, fenced or walled. When doors are sufficiently ajar, they allow me to glimpse interiors without violating anyone’s privacy. Houses are not air-conditioned. If there is a unit, it is usually relegated to the bedroom. Opening doors and windows is still the preferred way for cooling the house. The orientation of the rooms helps too. Bedrooms look north, living-rooms south. It surprises my foreign friends that the Greek language lacks a word for privacy. I have wondered about this myself and reached the conclusion that Greeks have always perceived and defined privacy visually, rather than verbally. A long, narrow corridor has been essential for the Greek house –whether affluent or not- from Antiquity until the advent of the modern apartment. It is a spatial device empowered to control visual indiscretion. So… if you find yourself wandering aimlessly in a small Cretan town this year, I invite you to examine its humble dwellings from my viewpoint.
~Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, PhD, Archivist at Blegen Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Hellenistic Archaeologist.
Greek, explores and raises family on the Island of Crete seasonally.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

In narrow corridors. Ierapetra, 2015.

I adore strolling in the old parts of Ierapetra in the summer after the sun has set. Away from the hustle and bustle of the center, I feel that I enter into the intimacy of community life. Houses there are simple, purely functional, white-washed, and single-storeyed with small gardens, fenced or walled. When doors are sufficiently ajar, they allow me to glimpse interiors without violating anyone’s privacy. Houses are not air-conditioned. If there is a unit, it is usually relegated to the bedroom. Opening doors and windows is still the preferred way for cooling the house. The orientation of the rooms helps too. Bedrooms look north, living-rooms south. It surprises my foreign friends that the Greek language lacks a word for privacy. I have wondered about this myself and reached the conclusion that Greeks have always perceived and defined privacy visually, rather than verbally. A long, narrow corridor has been essential for the Greek house –whether affluent or not- from Antiquity until the advent of the modern apartment. It is a spatial device empowered to control visual indiscretion. So… if you find yourself wandering aimlessly in a small Cretan town this year, I invite you to examine its humble dwellings from my viewpoint.
~Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, PhD, Archivist at Blegen Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Hellenistic Archaeologist.
Greek, explores and raises family on the Island of Crete seasonally.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

In narrow corridors. Ierapetra, 2015.
I adore strolling in the old parts of Ierapetra in the summer after the sun has set. Away from the hustle and bustle of the center, I feel that I enter into the intimacy of community life. Houses there are simple, purely functional, white-washed, and single-storeyed with small gardens, fenced or walled. When doors are sufficiently ajar, they allow me to glimpse interiors without violating anyone’s privacy. Houses are not air-conditioned. If there is a unit, it is usually relegated to the bedroom. Opening doors and windows is still the preferred way for cooling the house. The orientation of the rooms helps too. Bedrooms look north, living-rooms south. It surprises my foreign friends that the Greek language lacks a word for privacy. I have wondered about this myself and reached the conclusion that Greeks have always perceived and defined privacy visually, rather than verbally. A long, narrow corridor has been essential for the Greek house –whether affluent or not- from Antiquity until the advent of the modern apartment. It is a spatial device empowered to control visual indiscretion. So… if you find yourself wandering aimlessly in a small Cretan town this year, I invite you to examine its humble dwellings from my viewpoint.
~Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, PhD, Archivist at Blegen Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Hellenistic Archaeologist.
Greek, explores and raises family on the Island of Crete seasonally.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Katerina in Her Kitchen. Anatolie, Ierapetra, 2015.

I spend hours cooking for my family each day. I want my kitchen to be a place that brings me pleasure. Beauty comes to me from embroidered tablecloths, pretty jars of full of herbs and spices and, always, flowers from my garden.
And little things you may not notice, like the lace my sisters and I made together as children, long before we could imagine having our own kitchens.
In the morning when I come to make the coffee, and all these things are waiting for me, my heart is happy.
~Patricia Kyritsi Howell, Registered Herbalist (AHG), Cook, Wild Crete Travel.
Greek-American, explores the Island of Crete.

In Memory of Katerina E. Ilaridi, 27/3/1946 to 22/7/2017

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Katerina in Her Kitchen. Anatolie, Ierapetra, 2015.

I spend hours cooking for my family each day. I want my kitchen to be a place that brings me pleasure. Beauty comes to me from embroidered tablecloths, pretty jars of full of herbs and spices and, always, flowers from my garden.
And little things you may not notice, like the lace my sisters and I made together as children, long before we could imagine having our own kitchens.
In the morning when I come to make the coffee, and all these things are waiting for me, my heart is happy.
~Patricia Kyritsi Howell, Registered Herbalist (AHG), Cook, Wild Crete Travel.
Greek-American, explores the Island of Crete.

In Memory of Katerina E. Ilaridi, 27/3/1946 to 22/7/2017

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Katerina in Her Kitchen. Anatolie, Ierapetra, 2015.
I spend hours cooking for my family each day. I want my kitchen to be a place that brings me pleasure. Beauty comes to me from embroidered tablecloths, pretty jars of full of herbs and spices and, always, flowers from my garden.
And little things you may not notice, like the lace my sisters and I made together as children, long before we could imagine having our own kitchens.
In the morning when I come to make the coffee, and all these things are waiting for me, my heart is happy.
~Patricia Kyritsi Howell, Registered Herbalist (AHG), Cook, Wild Crete Travel.
Greek-American, explores the Island of Crete.

In Memory of Katerina E. Ilaridi, 27/3/1946 to 22/7/2017

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Men, women and a cooking pot. Myrtos, Ierapetra, 2015.

Men, women and a cooking pot. The cooking pot stands at the nodal point of a dense web of human interactions: the physical world, economy, technology, social relations and ideas about food, oneself and the world.
~Dimitra Mylona, PhD, Archaeologist-zooarchaeologist.
Greek, lives and raises family on the Island of Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Men, women and a cooking pot. Myrtos, Ierapetra, 2015.

Men, women and a cooking pot. The cooking pot stands at the nodal point of a dense web of human interactions: the physical world, economy, technology, social relations and ideas about food, oneself and the world.
~Dimitra Mylona, PhD, Archaeologist-zooarchaeologist.
Greek, lives and raises family on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Men, women and a cooking pot. Myrtos, Ierapetra, 2015.
Men, women and a cooking pot. The cooking pot stands at the nodal point of a dense web of human interactions: the physical world, economy, technology, social relations and ideas about food, oneself and the world.
~Dimitra Mylona, PhD, Archaeologist-zooarchaeologist.
Greek, lives and raises family on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Yia-Yia’s heart. Vrouhas Elounda, 2015.

Yia-Yia's. The grandmothers of Crete who hold in their dark eyes and creased faces the wisdom of generations. Dressed in mourning black, stooped and stoic, they tuck themselves into the shadows, hide in doorways, peek out behind lace-curtained windows. An old woman crouches milking her goat, her shawl surely a beast of burden under the hot Cretan sun. Stepping shyly from the kitchen, one Yia-Yia watches with quiet delight as folks gather round a table to enjoy the fruits of her labor. Oh, to know what is written on the pages of their weathered skin and proud Greek hearts! .
~Jen Sundeen, Seeker of knowledge, Activist.
American, worships on the Island of Crete.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Yia-Yia’s heart. Vrouhas Elounda, 2015.

Yia-Yia's. The grandmothers of Crete who hold in their dark eyes and creased faces the wisdom of generations. Dressed in mourning black, stooped and stoic, they tuck themselves into the shadows, hide in doorways, peek out behind lace-curtained windows. An old woman crouches milking her goat, her shawl surely a beast of burden under the hot Cretan sun. Stepping shyly from the kitchen, one Yia-Yia watches with quiet delight as folks gather round a table to enjoy the fruits of her labor. Oh, to know what is written on the pages of their weathered skin and proud Greek hearts! .
~Jen Sundeen, Seeker of knowledge, Activist.
American, worships on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Yia-Yia’s heart. Vrouhas Elounda, 2015.
Yia-Yia's. The grandmothers of Crete who hold in their dark eyes and creased faces the wisdom of generations. Dressed in mourning black, stooped and stoic, they tuck themselves into the shadows, hide in doorways, peek out behind lace-curtained windows. An old woman crouches milking her goat, her shawl surely a beast of burden under the hot Cretan sun. Stepping shyly from the kitchen, one Yia-Yia watches with quiet delight as folks gather round a table to enjoy the fruits of her labor. Oh, to know what is written on the pages of their weathered skin and proud Greek hearts! .
~Jen Sundeen, Seeker of knowledge, Activist.
American, worships on the Island of Crete.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Blue. Ierapetra, 2015.

Such a deep blue where the sea is darker than the night sky. And warm, here outside, sitting close to the water’s edge. Finally I can pause and relax and think. And from across the street comes the sweet smell of freshly caught kalamari grilling gently, to be squeezed with a dash of lemon. And so I stay and wait.
~Holly Parton, Explorer.
British, lives on the Island of Crete…much of the time.

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Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

JULY 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

Blue. Ierapetra, 2015.

Such a deep blue where the sea is darker than the night sky. And warm, here outside, sitting close to the water’s edge. Finally I can pause and relax and think. And from across the street comes the sweet smell of freshly caught kalamari grilling gently, to be squeezed with a dash of lemon. And so I stay and wait.
~Holly Parton, Explorer.
British, lives on the Island of Crete…much of the time.

Minoan Tastes Creates Ancient Flavors from the Land, Sea and Sky of Crete
Series 1: Cretan Faces
Curated by Jerolyn E. Morrison and Stella Johnson.

Blue. Ierapetra, 2015.
Such a deep blue where the sea is darker than the night sky. And warm, here outside, sitting close to the water’s edge. Finally I can pause and relax and think. And from across the street comes the sweet smell of freshly caught kalamari grilling gently, to be squeezed with a dash of lemon. And so I stay and wait.
~Holly Parton, Explorer.
British, lives on the Island of Crete…much of the time.

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