ARODAMA FAMILY AND THE MYTH
According to a myth the Goddess of Life, in order to restore balance to the universe and protect her daughter Earth when the first Titans were born, bestowed upon her the Tree of Life. That Tree gave life to Earth and to the Gods. Upon the birth of each Deity the Tree sprouted a new shoot called “Arodamos.” This loving shoot became Ambrosia for the Gods, which when eaten made them immortal.
In another myth God Hephaestus knowing the secret, asked the goddess Athena to create springs of water in the area that surrounded the Tree of Life which had been given as gift to Hercules – so he could rest after each of his labors. The secret of the Tree was well kept by the Gods of Olympus, but in the battle with the Titans the Tree was lost… so the myth says.
Many years later a family was born on the island of Crete. Named Arodama its sole purpose is to offer the World selected products from the richest and most fertile soils of the earth. Each Arodama product is based on the Cretan soil and inspired by family recipes and Cretan traditions.
Our basic ingredients: Lush olive trees, green vineyards, bright red apple trees, fragrant orchards of apricot, kiwi and orange. The warmth of this place, the smell of a homemade food, the memories and the traditional family recipes.
Creator: Mamidaki’s Family.
Key ingredients of success: Our secret recipes and the finest raw materials of Crete.
Inspiration: The first tender shoot of a tree in spring, called “Arodamos”.
Motive: To share our love for this land and everything that can offer to those who want to taste our products.
Location: The island of Crete which for thousands of years has generously offered the exceptional products which are the core of Mediterranean Diet.
Our creation: Arodama family, 11 unique products, each one with its own inimitable flavor, made from the finest and freshest ingredients following traditional recipes and More to come…
Nikos Mamidakis, of Cretan descent, has acquired an understanding of many cultures from his studies in Italy and far-flung professional travels. Now, having returned to his homeland with these experiences, his childhood memories, knowledge of local products and a keen sense of traditional flavors led to his decision to share with the World some of the flavors he grew up with, products prepared according to family recipes passed down from generation to generation and produced in the land where he is now raising his own family.
Observing the market trend of demand for Premium Gourmet Products with exceptional features from small family producers with high quality standards, Nikos created a family of top-quality, home-style products under the brandname Arodama Cretan Family Products, a signature of excellence.
Like the first new shoots of the season, so begins the commercial and exporting activity in food and drink sector in spring of 2014, while promising more products and new recipes in the future, each one offering a different flavor experience. Arodama Cretan Family Products and More…
With 11 initial products Arodama starts its journey from Chania, Crete to around the World seeking to make Arodama Cretan Family Products globally recognized household names of Premium Gourmet / Delicatessen sector.
Grandmother Chryssanthi and her recipes
Chryssanthi, now 70 years of age and grandmother to the family, keeps the family recipes for the Arodama line. For years all the guests who had stayed with the family and tasted her recipes and delights of her cuisine used to leave with a basket of goodies and a store of beautiful memories.
Now we have decided to share these joys of flavors with the whole World, allowing others to taste what we have to offer, to enjoy the flavors, to have a taste of our country and to live what we live and love, the family of Arodama!