- Apaki meat is a pork tenderloin, traditionally made in Crete. The meat is marinated in a good quality vinegar and olive oil and then smoked in wood (olive, cypress, lemon or orange) and herbs like rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, sage.
- Manouri is a traditional semi soft fresh white cheese made from goat or sheep milk. It is creamier than feta.
- Pumpkin puree, heavy cream and egg must have the same temperature.