In a contest with her uncle Poseidon to find the most useful gift to mankind, the Goddess Athena offered an olive branch. Her rationale was that when planted it became a tree that produced tasty fruits, from which a liquid ideal for seasoning food, healing wounds and illuminating the night time could be extracted. Today, olive oil is rarely used as a fuel, but it is synonymous with Greek cooking and almost everything you eat will have been cooked or is drenched in it.
     If buzzwords like "local", "organic", and "seasonal" have yet to catch on, it is because these recent aspirations of a Westernised diet are taken for granted.

Food and drink
Ampeloina Chestnut festival

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