I was invited to the home of a Muslim family at Platani village in Kos.
Platani, also known Kermentesh, has the distinction of having a large Turkish minority, and some of the best Turkish restaurants on the island. The village also has a mosque that suffered damages during the recent earthquake that hit the island.
The women that day were stuffing zucchini flowers and grape leaves (dolma) with rice, for a traditional food festival that was taking place the same night at Kardamena village. They started the process early in the morning, a daunting and repeatable job that requires a lot of patience!
Ayse Kiotsoglou and her family would fill up a very large casserole with the zucchini flowers which then would be cooked at the festival and offered for free to the visitors.
During my visit I was offered a traditional Greek sweet called watermelon spoon, which is preserved watermelon with syrup and was delicious!