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#1 Aurelia

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:08 PM

Hello,

Can anyone tell me the names of breads that are distinctive to Sfakia? I know
(and love) the Sfakian pies, but are there specialty breads for the dinner table?

thank you,

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:34 PM

Hi Aurelia,

After which Aurelia are you named? Hope not the Paramecium aurelia :blush:

If I want to know something about Greek food I always use this site or my Greek cookbook, the latter had only the recipe for the Tsoureki, but I think you know that one. If not I'll mail it to you.

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#3 Aurelia

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:41 PM

Hi Wim,

Thanks for the link. Nice one. Yes, I know about the Easter bread. I am trying to find
about more about Cretan specialty breads--just the names and some descriptions, but
not the recipes.

I don't think I was named after anyone in particular, but my uncle, who was a bit of a classics scholar,
knew the name meant "golden one," and he suggested the name to my Mother. He knew, also, that
Aurelia was the mother of Caesar, so perhaps he had that in mind as well. Anyway, I carry it proudly.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 03:24 PM

Of course you do!

It's a beautiful name. I was just interested in the the etymology of your name. Tacitus prescribed here (Ceasars mother) as the ideal matrona and Plutharch as a strict and respectable woman which makes you indeed the golden one. Have you incidentally got gold curly hair? :blush:


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#5 Aurelia

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 04:47 PM

No, I am afraid it is brown. The "golden" part of my life is that I live in the States, but
have been fortunate to spend summers abroad, primarily in London and Greece. Even
the poets are at a loss to describe the wonderful light of Greece.

I would like to post my photo, but don't know how to do it.
Can you provide instructions or lead me to the spot on this site where instructions are given?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

There you go Aurelia. Instructions here:

add a photo to your message
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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:50 AM

Dear Aurelia,
email to me the photo you want to use in your profile, and I will add it.
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#8 Aurelia

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:01 AM

Emma, thanks for the instructions. I was about to follow them when Yanni, perfect gentleman
that he is, made his kind offer. Thanks, Yanni. I really like the way you cropped the picture.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 10:20 AM

Another type of little Cretan pies are the so called "Kalitsounia". They are well known all around Crete , i beleive and they are actyally very tasty. They are only made in Crete and nowhere else in Greece. I hadn't heard of them before I moved in Chania .

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:22 PM

Thanks for this. Sounds like a tasty Cretan specialty. I made Sfakian pies last night with honey and feta cheese and while they were not as good as the ones I
had at the harbor, the taste brought back pleasant memories.