Delight of Syros – Loukoumi
“A SWEET HISTORY IN SALTY WATERS OF AEGEAN”
Origin: from Small Asia-Istamboul.
Name: Loukoumi from the Turkish word lokum and is characterized, pastry from sugar and starch.
In the Syra reached the art of his creation with the first refugees from Chios. The first official seal of Loukoumi creator presents in 1837, the Stamatelaki.
For components of turkish delights few and simply: water, sugar, starch.
For a lot of decades loukoumi was prepared with one and only constant way. The creation, particularly the first years, was difficult and required knowledge and taste. From 1970 and afterwards, the laboratories somehow they have been modernised, (fuels, transport, etc), and the technique.
By the years, the varieties of flavour of loukoumi were multiplied. Gum, rose, bergamot, mandarine, coconut Indian, almond, walnut, etc
The famous, from the beginning, loukoumi, keeps and permanently henceforth the role of ambassador of Syros and made the island known in all over the world.
The element that made the loukoumi so good, is said that it is the water. In a island barren, arid, the brackish from the very little sources water, gave the achieved and unique identity in this product that was naturalised henceforth syriano.
Loukoumia are manufactured in a lot of cities of Greece and abroad, however the Loukoumi of Syros is unique.
Along with the loukoumia, in Syros is traditionally produced the halvadopita, a candy like a circular pie, 12 cm in diameter and 2 cm thick. Among the two thin sheets is a mixture of elastic texture consisting of egg white, honey, sugar, glucose, vanilla aroma and whole almonds.
San Michalis Cheese
“San Michalis” cheese is another local product made from local milk from animals that graze in the northern side and specifically in San Michalis.
Traditional Syriano sausage, pork, salt, pepper, herbs and fennel.