Saturday, May 31, 2008

A toast to Crete

Shortly after buying our map of Crete, we ended up in a shop eating souvlaki and being offered a taste of the owner's supply of raki. As the shot glass was plopped in front of me, I was delighted to learn that the raki was made with cretan grapes. It seems the gods are on side with our decision. I'm thankful for that, and for the tasty dish of olives that came with it. I've also learned that sometimes raki can be made with figs! I say, "bring it on!" Tomorrow we head toward the peloponnese and on to crete and you can bet that I'll have my eyes peeled for some fig raki.

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