We had a fantastic day cooking with Maria Krina on Syros. She picked up my wife, myself, our daughter and her husband at our hotel and we drove to gardens near her home to “forage” and collect tomatoes, peppers, fennel, rosemary and other vegetables and herbs. Everything was organic and grown by Maria and friends of hers. Then at her lovely home on a beautiful beach we chopped, talked, cooked, talked some more, and ate a bountiful meal. Even more, Maria shared her vast knowledge of not only local Greek cooking, but also the medicinal importance of the herbs we had picked and were cooking with. It was a marvelous day for our family.