As it was stated before, fava of Santorini is a product only cultivated on the island. Actually, there are findings showing that fava was consumed in the ancient settlement of Akrotiri around 1500 BC. The most common and tasteful recipe of fava, is fava “pantremeni” which looks like a thick velvet soup, also consisting of fresh onions and local tomatoes.
In recent years, young chefs have used fava in some unconventional recipes such as tarts. Most of the visitors of Santorini though, prefer to taste the traditional recipe of fava, reflecting the culture of the island!
Apochti is a type of salted pork loin! Apochti is first salted, then marinated in vinegar and finally left to dry. After that, the meat is seasoned with pepper and cinnamon. The meat is ready to be consumed after becoming quite hard. This procedure usually takes up to six hours!