Friday, 28 November 2008


In Greece, sliced bread is found in the convenience food counters of a supermarket. It is hardly ever sold in bakeries, and it never competes with the uncut loaf of bread. Most people buy their bread at the local bakery. I buy it from the supermarket because I like the bread produced by their suppliers. It is made in the same way as fresh bakery bread.

bread supermarket inka haniachania

Another staple bread product in Crete is the wholemeal rusk, commonly known here as paximadi, made by double-baking bread slices.

rusks paximadi supermarket inka haniachania

As you can see, it's a popular product, judging by the well-stocked shelves.

Rusk is popular in Cretan summer salad.

Yesterday's quiz answers: Kalamata olives, corn, avocado, daikon (white) radish, (purple) kohlrabi, rocket salad, quince (yellow), pomegranate (streaky red-yellow)


  1. It all looks good.
    I remember the days Israel had two choices: darkish bread or on Fridays, Shabbat challah. Neither sliced. Today there is a vast variety. But the unsliced loaves are still not wrapped.

    I love your food tours.

  2. Thank you so much for your concern and good wishes.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Ah! Cretan Summer Salad! A great dietary element :-)

    I remember we ordered one -went beserk over it- and then could'nt manage the main meal :-D

    I was not aware of the workd rusk...i thought you had to describe this kind of things like "The kind of bread that causes enough damage when thrown against things or people"

  4. Great Blog!I`m very interested in vegetarian food.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Greetings from Luxembourg and Brazil!
    Léia :-)

  5. WOW... you have lots of different breads there... interesting post.

  6. Με την κρίση που έρχεται, εύχομαι να μην πούμε το "ψωμί ψωμάκι"...

  7. It looks so delicious. It is always fun to see what is sold in the supermarkets of other countries. Great photos!

  8. Veg yesterday
    Bread today-
    retsina tomorrow?
    Aloha my island friend. Enjoy the feast!

  9. Looks like ur supermarket - they are the same everywhere.

    That is Mumbles in the far distance in the top picture. I will look out a picture for you.

  10. Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! I was at a loss on how to translate "frisa" into English and this post has taught me that they are "rusks"! :-)))

  11. Thanks for the interesting glimpse into your supermarket. :-)

  12. Sliced bread is for people without knives and/or arms.