Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Greek Cuisine, Greek Identity and the Economic Crisis: Prices

During the 2nd Symposium of Greek Gastronomy, taking place 20-21 July 2013 in Amari, Rethminon, CreteI will speak about the relationship between "Greek Cuisine, Greek Identity and the Economic Crisis". For the next few days, I'll give you some ideas as to what my contribution may contain.

Photo: and my contribution will be: 
Greek Cuisine, Greek Identity and the Economic Crisis:  a Greek Identity Crisis
The indicative prices below apply at the moment, when shopping in Hania:
* Cretan graviera -  13/kg; Naxos graviera - 11/kg; Dutch gouda -  7/kg
* Cretan goat's milk -  2/litre; Greek cow's milk - 1.30/litre; imported cow's milk - 0.85/litre
* Greek beef 11/kg; French beef 9/kg
* Olymbos strained yoghurt (made with 100% Greek milk) - 3.30/kg; FAGE strained yoghurt (made with 100% non-Greek milk) - 2.74/kg (0.70 off the normal price)
* Subjectively good-tasting Mizithra at the supermarket - 7.00/kg; subjectively excellent mizithra at the street market - 6.50/kg
* Papadopoulos filled bicsuits - 1.00 a packet; Oreos - 0.80 a packet

Which ones would you choose if you were faced with these choices?

If you feel so inclined, feel free to answer as a comment, or on my facebook page.)

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