Traditional Cuisine

Poungia (cheese pie made from kopanisti cheese and honey)
Preserved fruits (quince, fig, bitter orange, bergamot orange), turnovers
Rantista (lentils cooked with finely grained dough and vinegar)
Stuffed vine, cabbage leaves or courgette flowers
Various local cheeses such as ladotyri, myzithra,chlori
A type of yoghurt called xyalina
Lobster with spaghetti, octopus balls, fish, goat stuffed with rice
Liver finely chopped and cooked with spices known as lambrianos
Yellow bread rolls kitrinokouloura with chlori cheese and saffron and pies known as lambropittes
And least but not last the out of this world, "the honey of Astypalea" smelling thyme and taste amazing.

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