Local Food

Tsamarella

Tsamarella is a dish of goat meat that is considered to be a delicacy as part of the meze meal. Large pieces of fatty goat...

Loukanika / Pastourma

The traditional, spicy village sausages known as Loukanika and Pastourma are both cured in a similar fashion and both contain red dry wine, salt,...

Loukaniko Pitsilias – Pitsilia Sausage

Pitsilia sausage is produced in the Pitsilia region from pork minced meat that is “cooked” ( matured) in the dry red wine of the...

Resi

Traditional dishes do not get more customary than the goat or lamb dish of Resi, which is specially linked with village weddings and certain...

Lamb chops with thyme crust, black-eyed peas and green beans

Rinse the black-eyed peas well, place in a saucepan, cover with cold water and boil for approximately 15 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water...

Oven-baked ravioli

No one can resist to ravioli; and while the classic recipe of a simple ricotta filling and tomato sauce is delicious, this creative concoction...

Roasted leg of lamb stuffed with feta and herbs

Ingredients: -1 lamb leg, approximately 2 ½ kg (ask your butcher to trim the lamb and remove the bone from the tibia and the thigh,...

Magiritsa, the traditional Easter Lamb Soup

Magiritsa is a unique and controversial soup made from lamb offal and romaine (cos) lettuce, garnished with fresh herbs and finished of with a delicious...

New era at The Powerhouse

A return to Cypriot tradition is the next step for The Powerhouse (Palia Ilektriki), which is a restaurant right inside the yard of the...

Honey Balls

As you stroll down Onasagorou street in the old city of Nicosia and suddenly feel the need for something sweet, follow the smell of...

Ravioli

Just a little before serving, heat the broth and add the ravioli. (If the ravioli is frozen you don’t have to defrost). Heat them...

Afelia

Cubes of tender, pork meat (shoulder or belly pork) are marinated in wine, coriander seeds, olive oil and bay leaves and seasoned with salt...

Lamb shank with eggplant

Spread the olive oil on the lamb shanks, and sprinkle them with the salt, pepper and paprika.  Put them in an ovenproof dish, under...

Pork cooked in wine

Crush the coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar or pulse-blend in a blender, taking care not to over-grind. Put the meat in bowl (not...

Lefkaritikos tavas – O ‘protinos’

Wash and dry the meat and rice separately. In a ‘tava’ (oven proof deep clay pot) first put a layer of five-six pieces of meat...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Easter roast and rice

Cut the reeds into pieces and split them down the middle. Place them in a clay pot (the traditional ‘tava’ for example) crossing...

Patties stuffed with goat cheese

Sauce: heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the onion and garlic until wilted. Add the tomato and bring to a boil....

Pork chops with epsima

Wash and dry the meat and then place in a bowl. Grind the garlic and add the olive oil, the epsima and the wine...

Pork with juniper

Wash and dry the meat with some paper towel and salt it. Grind the black pepper and the juniper and put some of the...

Wine marinated pork

Wash and dry the meat, and place in an oven-proof dish or pan. Add the wine, olive oil and seasoning. Cover with a lid or...

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Taste

Fish meatballs

In a bowl, mix the finely chopped onion and parsley. Boil the fish, cut into small pieces and add to the bowl. Add salt...

“Frappe” Greek iced coffee

Frappé coffee (also Greek frappé or café frappé Greek: φραπές, frapés) is a Greek foam-covered iced coffee drink made from instant coffee (generally, spray-dried...

A guide of Summer fruits from Cyprus

Cyprus summer love! Cyprus summer fruits! So, what are the summer fruits which can be bought in Cyprus? Watermelon A Cypriot summer is not complete without...

Stuffed vine leaves with artichokes (Lenten)

Blanch the vine leaves in hot water. For the stuffing, finely chop the artichokes and the onions and sauté in olive oil until translucent....