The Cretan cuisine, which is based on healthy and nutritional dishes, is an ideal model of nourishment for the modern individual, since it relies on the following principles:
• the systematic consumption of olive oil, wild greens in the salad (purslane), walnuts and whelks.
• the great consumption of fruit, vegetables, legumes and cereals.
• the balanced consumption of red wine.
• the small consumption of animal food products.
Below are some suggestions of recipes that are based on the unique products of the Cretan land.