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Taste of Crete: A Hands-on Study of Traditional Mediterranean Foods

October 09 - 19, 2024
Length: 11 days
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Embark on a transformative learning experience with esteemed enrichment lecturer Kristen Rasmussen as you explore the captivating island of Crete. Discover the intricate connections between food systems, culture, and nutrition as Kristen guides you through immersive discussions and hands-on experiences. From ancient castles to seaside villages, indulge in the delights of Mediterranean cuisine while gaining valuable insights into the historical, ecological, and biological factors that shape our diets and food traditions.

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Tour Highlights

  • Unpack once and feel like a local in the charming town of Heraklion, Crete with stunning picturesque streets, quiet beaches, and spirited culture. 
  • Learn from Kristen Rasmussen, culinary nutrition and food systems expert, about the historical, ecological, cultural, and biological environments that have impacted food systems and human diets of past and present.
  • Indulge in wine, cheese, olive oil, and honey tastings while learning from local families about their traditional farming and harvesting techniques. 
  • Dive into the rich Cretian history with tours of ancient palaces, forts, and archaeological sites. 
  • Attend inspiring seminars and lively discussions about the Mediterranean diet, sustainable food practices, and the ecosystem surrounding delicious Greek cuisine. 
  • If you would like to receive a PDF copy of this trip’s brochure, please click on the “Brochure Request Link” under Additional Resources on this webpage.

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