In our countries, food and its flavours don’t need expensive ingredients, but very simple and modest ones that are nonetheless, very tasty. At the end of World War II, and during the civil war, when uncertainty and misery reigned, people survived by eating bread and olives. On the very proud island of Crete, which Hitler’s Germany was never able to conquer, many survived thanks to dakos, bread made of barley with oil, tomato and, when possible, feta cheese sprinkled on top. Nutritious and appetising food, like lentil soup, which was prepared in my house at least once a week.
Petros Markaris in an interview with Antonio Ferrari, published on the Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera” on May 1, 2015