The first time I had cassoulet in its home turf it was a revelation. This loose, almost soup-like stew of beans and meat was so far removed from all versions of cassoulet I'd had in the United States, or even in other parts of France. It was a large, bubbling vat of beans and meat, covered in a crust so dark that it was almost black. Rich, meaty, and overwhelmingly simple, the main flavor was just that of the cured meat, a good stock, and beans.
Patmos.The island where Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation.Exquisite Monastery with the cave where John retreated. Picturesque chora, pretty beaches mystifying and artistic ambience. Dodecanese Islands, Greece