I can confidently declare it as the epitome of breakfast perfection – the Best Breakfast Ever. This delectable meal not only tantalizes your taste buds but also nourishes your body with its wholesome and nutritious ingredients. I had the pleasure of savoring this culinary masterpiece while filming for Savor Greece in the charming village of Hamezi, nestled in the picturesque island of Crete.
Amidst a plethora of tantalizing treats, a delightful surprise awaited me in the form of a charming little goat. A young boy skillfully milked the goat, collecting a bucket of fresh, velvety milk. The milk, with its alluring aroma, was poured into a pot and brought to a gentle boil, releasing its heavenly essence – a true delight for aficionados of goat’s milk.
Meanwhile, in another pot, a bed of coarse boiled bulgur awaited its transformation. Known as “Hontro” in Crete, this cracked wheat provided a textured and hearty alternative to mundane breakfast cereals. It surpassed all expectations, elevating the breakfast experience to new heights.
The next step involved pouring the steaming hot goat’s milk over the waiting “Hontro,” merging the two in a harmonious union. The gentle mixing of the ingredients ensured a perfect blend, as flavors melded and textures intertwined, creating a symphony of taste and satisfaction.
But wait, there’s more! To elevate this culinary masterpiece to unparalleled heights, a dollop of Cretan honey is added as the crowning glory. This extraordinary honey, sourced from the fertile lands of Crete, boasts the essence of thyme, marjoram, and lemon flowers. Each spoonful is a revelation, a burst of flavors that encapsulate the very essence of this ancient Greek island.
The result of this exquisite symphony of flavors is nothing short of a Super Greek Breakfast, lovingly cooked before your eyes. Every bite and every sip will infuse you with a surge of energy, invigorating both your body and soul. It’s an experience that lingers long after the meal has ended, leaving you with the fondest memories of the Best Breakfast Ever.
So, indulge in this extraordinary feast, and embark on a culinary journey that embodies the essence of Greece, capturing the vibrant spirit of its people and the richness of its gastronomic heritage.
Watch the full episode of my visit in Hamezi here
The full list of Savor Greece Season One here