The fava bean has been growing on the volcanic island for more than 3,500 years, according to historical sources, and the local housewives have developed a plethora of ways for cooking it. The most recent addition to Santorini's fava recipes is fava ice-cream
. This is an ice-cream like no other, as it is not sweet but salty, and as such is not served as a desert but as an appetizer. And, naturally, it can be found only in Santorini.
Fava ice-cream - created about a month ago by a local restaurateur who wanted to come up with something "extreme" to show the prospects of this local staple product - will be showcased during a culinary event to be held on the island this weekend, titled "From old woman's fava to fava ice-cream
" featuring the numerous traditional and imaginative recipes the locals have devised.
- "An Island of Black Rock"
In Michael Virtanen’s article "Santorini: Cliffs, Beaches and the Sapphire Sea
” for the Associated Press (16.6), readers will discover a different aspect of the vacation island, one that accentuates the fact that “this island of black rock owes its unique, dramatic landscape to volcanic eruptions."