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A trip through the roads of the Cretan diet is a charming route both for the palate and the historic and folkloric elements it incorporates. The belief that the culture of a people is reflected to their cuisine is clearly justified in the case of the world-famous Cretan diet.

The Cretan cuisine is easily distinguishable from the rest of the Greek cuisines and is profoundly based on the dietary habits of the island's inhabitants. This diet goes back several centuries and has been extensively studied by the scientific community.

As Nikos Psilakis, writer and the vice-president of the Greek Academy of Gustation, notes "The Cretan cuisine stands out due to its unique way of keeping flavours unmixed. Each ingredient is used autonomously, maintaining its identity, without using flavours that obscure one another".