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Naxos, the island of many gastronomical delights!

Buying herbs and spices from Naxos

Section: Food | Posted: September 15, 2015

There is something special and unique about the Naxian cuisine. Aromas that awaken the deepest childhood memories (for those fortunate enough to have lived there). For the rest of us, the unknown and unexpected tastes burst into a symphony of scintillating tenor in our mouth. It is the amazing combination of flavors and scents that only local herbs and spices can create. Naxians have been using them in their recipes for centuries, making Naxos the island of many gastronomical delights!

In spring, the scent of fresh oregano, rosemary and lavender spread wafting spicy odours into the air. The Naxian countryside transforms into a colourful carpet. White gives way to yellow, pink and violet as you surrender totally to the command of your senses.

Naxos herbs and spices

During summer, the light springtime odours take on a heavier baritone scent which stretches thickly over the island on the slightest of breezes.

Do take the time to walk among the fields and gently stroke your palm against these glorious Mediterranean herbs. It is then that you will understand that good cooking has little to do with exceptional skills; it is all about simplicity and good quality ingredients.

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