A Canadian restaurant critic goes home to the Med and writes a story bout an Island (Crete), good friends, and food. He was in search of his Greekness. At times, he really wondered what he was discovering.
It’s a bit of a hybrid, this book; part travelogue, part culinary adventure, and part personal odyssey for the author.
“In Chania, one never questions the purpose of life, one simply eats it.”
Completely honest about both the joys and frustrations of life on Crete, Natural and man-made disasters at a retirement cottage. Crisis Management -Greek style.
Reminds me of so many Greeks we know.
Crete on a Half Shell, Byron Ayanoglu, ISBN 0-00-639160-5