When I think about the Greek island of Crete, I think about the myth of King Minos and the bull-headed Minotaur in the Labyrinth. The story has it that every nine years King Minos sent seven boys and seven girls into the Labyrinth for the Minotaur to eat. But what did he eat in all the years between? Chances are, he ate some breadsticks like these.
Mythology aside, the inspiration for the recipe for these traditional breadsticks is based on the Minoan diet from 2,500 years ago. Baked just outside of Heraklion, the capital of Crete, they're made with classic Mediterranean diet ingredients like wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, and plenty of toasty sunflower seeds. But the people of Crete haven't been eating foods like these for millennia just because they're healthy. They also taste really, really good.
The breadsticks are pleasantly crunchy with a rich, nutty flavor. They're a super snack on their own, or as an easy part of an hors d'oeuvres spread with fresh veggies and some nice cheese or meats.
This snack is a part of our Road Food Pop Up Shop. We've brought on a handful of our latest, greatest food finds that would be a perfect candidate to take along as a snack on your next road trip for a limited, one-time snack attack. When they sell out, that's it, they're gone!