Local Food

Chickpea soup

Drain the chickpeas and place in a pot with enough fresh water to cover. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and boil...

Pork in wine with mushrooms and olives

Heat the oil in a wide, shallow pan or large, deep frying pan. Season the meat and sauté until nicely browned all over. Add...

Bass in vine leaves

Cut the fish fillets diagonally into 3 equal pieces and put them in a metallic dish. Coat them with lemon juice and wine, add...

Olive pies with orange juice

Mix the flour with the oil until it has all been absorbed.  (you can do this in a mixer). Then, make a well in...

Cyprus sprouts with cream and prosciutto

In a big, deep frying pan, fry the prosciutto in the olive oil, on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Trachanas soup velouté with coconut milk and sautéed onion

Place trachana in a metallic bowl, cover with cold water and let to soak until softens (takes about 6 hours). Place trachana in a...

Tahinopita (Tahini pie)

A Tahinopita is a sweet pastry that is made of tahini paste (roasted sesame seed puree), with local carob syrup. Although enjoyed all year...

Zucchini meat balls with walnuts

Place the grated zucchini in a strainer, add salt and set  aside for ½ an hour in order for their excess water to drain....

Chicken with orange and thyme

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Warm up the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken pieces until golden. Place them in an...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Halloumi bread

Sift the flour with the salt into a bowl and mix in the yeast and lemon rind. Make a well in the centre of...

Aubergine balls and couscous salad

Preheat the oven to 200°C and pierce the aubergines with a fork or skewer in several places. Cook in the oven until they soften,...

Oven roasted pork with beans

Place the beans in a saucepan with cold water and cover it with the lid. Boil for 30 minutes until they soften (but not...

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...

Tahinosalata

Beat the tahini with water, salt and garlic in a blender for a few seconds, and then add the lemon juice a tablespoon at...

Kaseri saganaki

Cut the cheese into slices around 3x6cm and 1cm thick. Mix cumin and corn flour and coat the cheese in it. Keep to one...

Lamb chops with sweet and sour pomegranate sauce

Ask the butcher to clean the ‘handles’ of the chops, and to trim fat and fibres. Prepare the marinade: sauté the onion and...

Art of the foukou

On Easter Day, if you can get yourself onto the high ground, you will be able to look around you and see columns of...

Pantzaria salata (Beetroot salad)

Rinse the beetroot, cutting the leaves off if they have any (the leaves can be boiled and served with olive oil and lemon). Put...

Koulouri – finger bread

Thrash (or blend in a mixer) the mastic with the sugar and the mahlepi (if you can’t find it already pounded). Sift the flour...

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Taste

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....

Classic Pastitsio

Prepare the mince sauce: heat the butter in a pan and sauté the mince with the onion and garlic until nicely browned, mixing well....

Grilled vegetable and goat cheese rolls

Brush the vegetables with olive oil and season. Heat a pan/griddle and cook them carefully until golden on both sides, making sure their shape...