|A Greek butcher's shop|
Sir Norman said he was disappointed that there was less tripe available than he had expected. He blamed this on the strong pound and the fact that, in the summer, many holidaymakers tend to stick to the tried and tested Greek dishes of moussaka and kleftiko. "Personally, I've got nothing against these dishes, but I had hoped that the austerity agenda in Greece would have meant that tripe was more in evidence," he said.
He went on to say that he expected that the TMB could learn important lessons from the trip, and he personally thanked Mr Christo Chrysoula, Head of Product Development at the Greek Tripe Board, for use of his private yacht during his time on the islands.