Cretan cuisine is distinguished and traditional. Local cheese, famous olive oil and punchy liqueurs are just three of the treats on offer...

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Greek Zucchini Fritters – Kolokithokeftedes

✓2 medium to large zucchini coarsely grated
✓1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
✓2 onions
✓3 Tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
✓2 Tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
✓1 large egg
✓1/2 cup flour
✓4 Tablespoons bread crumbs
✓olive oil
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Stuffed tomatoes – Yemista

✓1 large onion, grated
✓bunch of finely chopped mint
✓bunch of finely chopped parsley
✓bunch of finely chopped fennel or dill
✓flesh of 6 tomatoes, pureed
✓flesh of 1 eggplant, finely chopped (optional)
✓salt, pepper, cumin and oregano to taste

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