Podcast Episode 98: Travel Writing in Greece


An interview with Christopher Bakken


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Christopher Bakken

Christopher Bakken

In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, Christopher Bakken, author of Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table and the English Department Chair at Allegheny College talks about culinary travel in Greece.   We discuss travel writing, harvesting olives, and hunting for octopus.
 

 

RELATED: Download a free chapter of Chestopher Bakken’s book, Honey Olives, Octopus.

 
 

Food for Thought

  • athens thassos Q: On which Greek Island did Vin Santo originate?
  • A: Thera (Santorini)

 

RELATED: Food Writer Ann Mah Masters Food in France

 
 

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

athens naxos

  • Restaurant with a great view: Balcony of Pension Archodissa
  • Favorite Greek Wine: Assyrtico  and Xinomavro
  • Advice on Greek honey: try thyme honey
  • Favorite market: “Two Doors”,  a hidden gem one block down from the Great Athens market
  • Favorite beach: Orkos beach in Naxos
  • Dish to compare restaurants by: Greek salad
  • Restaurant customs that may surprise an American tourist: It’ll take a while to get the check because they don’t want you to leave
  • Favorite dessert: watermelon and feta with a glass of tsipouro or ouzo


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