In Santorini, like everywhere in Greece, eating is a way of life. In the traditional Santorini cuisine besides the wide variety of seafoods best served grilled we can distinguish the following ingredients and dishes:
Fava is a puree made with Fava beans. Fava is an old traditional dish of Greece which can be served in many different ways according to the time of the year. What makes the Santorini Fava special is the special taste of the beans due to the volcanic soil on the island.
The soil is also responsible for the rich flavour of all fruit and vegetable on the island like Tomatinia or Cherry Tomato which is very aromatic.
The White Eggplant, a unique vegetable of the island, is considered the “indigenous” course in Santorini.
The island of Santorini is most famously known for its indigenous white grape varieties grown since the Middle Ages like Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani.
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