Condé Nast Traveller takes us on a trip to Sifnos
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Condé Nast Traveller takes us on a trip to Sifnos

Condé Nast Traveller published an article-tribute to the Greek island of Sifnos. The article is entitled “Sifnos: the most delicious Greek island“. In the article all the beauties of the Cyclades island are mentioned and noted that it has the most sizzling food scene in the Med right now.

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On most Greek islands, what hits you first is the light, bouncing off burnished rocks or painting the horizon a fuzzy peach. On wildly beautiful Sifnos in the Cyclades, it’s the aroma of orange-and-anise biscuits drifting down whitewashed lanes; pockets of sage and oregano in wind-chiselled valleys; blasts of brine as sea urchins are prised open, orange roe scooped up with salty fingers.

Sifnos owes its reputation as a foodie island to Nicholas Tselementes, a local chef who wrote the first Greek book of recipes in 1910 (his surname has been synonymous with ‘cookbook’ in Greece ever since). Ironically, Tselementes shunned the simple, seasonal food of his childhood in favour of the fancy dishes he learned to cook at grand hotels in Vienna and New York.

Traditional Sifniot cooking is baked in the same terracotta casserole dishes that have been produced on the island for centuries. Dozens of potteries once lined the coastline; the ceramics were stacked onto fishing boats and exported all over the Mediterranean.