After I blogged about Gordon Craig's Hammertown Wood Maple Syrup, Effie Kadoglou of Volos, Magnesia, Greece, near the Aegean Sea, wrote to me, asking about maple syrup. She wondered if it was anything like petimezi? Straight to the search engines. Petimezi is an ancient recipe and specialty of the Greek island of Crete. It is a naturally sweet syrup poured onto ice cream, yougurt, pancakes and even snow. Sound familiar? Yes, but Petimezi is made from grapes, not maple syrup sap. It is made by cooking down grape must or 'moustos' for several hours, until is becomes dark and syrupy. Final colour depends on the grapes being used. Below (left) is a Wikipedia photo of Greek Petimezi and on the right is some almost-finished King Township Hammertown Wood Maple Syrup. Oh that they were side by side, in the here-and-now, with me sampling them on pancakes or ice cream. I'm sure Gordon Craig would join me in a taste-test. Thanks for your comments, Effie.