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A culture blog by Lauren Girardin, a San Francisco-based city girl who eats out and kicks about.

May 21, 2006

Greece ~ Day 6: food

Focused on the food. All descriptions read left-most picture, from back to front, L to R, then to the next photo.

Breakfast: More yogurt with fruit, walnuts and honey and Greek coffee for me. Todd has a mixed fruit juice of kiwis, bananas, oranges and who knows what else. Not pictured is Todd's crepe which was forgotten by the nice restaurant owner and waiter. Waiting for the crepe almost made us miss our boat to Santorini, which was the only boat leaving for days.

Lunch: After fighting the tourist hordes in the main town of Fira on the main island of Santorini, Todd and I escaped for lunch. Since it was 3 pm our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. Moussaka, an eggplant, tomato and lamb casserole topped with cheesy bechamel; tomato balls, overly bready and tomato-y only in color fried blobs; local white wine; the scary pink schmear is taramosalata, carp roe (eggs) blended with soaked bread, onion, garlic and olive oil - it's way better than it sounds and looks; and a Santorini panzanella, or bread salad, toasted bread cubes tossed with large capers, tomatoes, onions, lettuce and a hard local cheese.

Dinner: Lunch was enough for us, and we were exhausted so we stopped at a bakery for local honey pastries and picked up some white wine.