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From quail hunting to the humble lupin bean: a guide to Laconian Cuisine

29.05.2018 in Gastronomy

From quail hunting to the humble lupin bean: a guide to Laconian Cuisine     Much like its counterpart—the Spartan cuisine we’ve recently explored here on Politismos— the Laconian cuisine is a corollary of the region’s geographical position.   The region of Laconia stretches in a fertile valley between two mountain ranges, protected from western rains by Mount Taygetus, with a softer and more temperate climate than that of Messenia. This is the main reason why orange farms outnumber olive, making Laconia one of the largest groves in Greece along with Argos and Arta. Each spring the plain is flooded…