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Apr 21st, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Santorini tomatoes question

I've seen a few articles on the web that say you need to ask for local tomatoes when eating out in Santorini - is that true? Will restaurants serve you imported tomatoes unless you specifically ask for local?

I'm a vegetarian, so I am really looking forward to all the local agricultural products (especially the wines, white eggplant, fava beans and tomatoes). I'll be there in mid-May, is that too early for the cherry tomatoes?
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Apr 21st, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Unfortunately mid-May is probably too early for most local produce to be ripe. Anything fresh you find is likely be from off-island.
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Apr 21st, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Oh well. I'll just concentrate on the wines, then...
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Apr 21st, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Can't go wrong with wine!!
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Apr 21st, 2013, 11:45 AM
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I hear you!!!
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Apr 21st, 2013, 12:13 PM
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A friend who lives there just wrote and told me that the Santorini tomatoes are ready the first week of June.
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Apr 21st, 2013, 12:25 PM
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You won't be disappointed with the vegetables in Greece, even though you are a little early for the Santorini tomato. Even in May, the ordinary tomatoes I've eaten in Greece are much tastier than the supermarket variety back home.
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Apr 21st, 2013, 01:56 PM
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bew10: I'm a vegetarian.

jamikins: Can't go wrong with wine.

Wine is sometimes made with animal products...
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Apr 21st, 2013, 02:45 PM
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What products are those?
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Animal products used as finings, e.g. gelatin, egg albumen, isinglass from fish bladders, casein from milk, rarely ox blood.
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 02:49 PM
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thx
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 04:00 PM
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Does that keep you from enjouying wine..Poor grr if it does!!!
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