Local Food

Zucchini blossoms with bulgur wheat

Cut the stems from the blossoms (if you want also remove the base leaves, the calyx), wash very well and drain. Sauté the onion with...

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...

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...

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...

Cheese truffles with dill

Place pine nuts in a non-stick frying pan without oil over low heat and stir well until they are golden and you can smell...

Souvla

Make cuts into each piece of meat so that they cook more easily inside and out. (This is especially important for larger pieces or...

Halloumi

In recent years, halloumi cheese (or hellim) has become more and more popular and it’s easy to see why. Described by culinary aficionados as one...

Pita Bread

The island’s cuisine wouldn’t be complete without Pita bread - the leavened flat bread made in ovals of varying sizes that can be split...

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...

‘Souvla’ in the oven

This delicious souvla recipe is super-easy to cook in the oven and absolutely stunning when loaded up with all of your favourite toppings! TIPS Let the ‘souvla’ in...

Spicy strudel with vegetables

Prepare the flavoured olive oil overnight by putting all ingredients in a bowl and keeping it covered in a cool place. Sauté the onion and...

Fresh potatoes stuffed with mushrooms

Slice the potatoes lengthways and scoop out the flesh with a small spoon or parisienne scoop, leaving enough to hold the shell of the...

Savoury fritters (Lenten)

Wash and dry the shoots. For the batter: Chop the potato into chunks, place in a saucepan with water and boil until soft. Drain the...

Bulgur pilaf

Heat the oil in a small pan, on a low heat and fry the onion with the vermicelli noodles, stirring continuously until the vermicelli...

Poulles with peppers and mustard seeds

Peel the poulles without washing them at all. Wash and dry the peppers and remove their ends. Put the ingredients in a bowl, add...

Shaken potatoes (antinahtes)

Either you thrash the coriander seeds in a mortar, without making them into dust, or you gradually crush them in a blender. Rinse the potatoes...

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...

Gopa with aubergine dip

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

Cyprus coffee

Cyprus coffee is a dark concoction and supplies a rapid caffeine kick to its drinker. Usually, its consumption is a social event. No one...

Stuffed vine leaves without meat

(Dolmadakia gialantzi) Rinse the leaves and boil in salted water for approximately 10 minutes until soft. Drain and place in some cold water with ice...

Snails with tomato sauce

When the snails are ready, drain them. Fry the onions in the oil and once slightly brown, add the tomatoes. Stir until cooked well...

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Taste

Poulles (Υoung kolokassi)

Either you thrash the coriander seeds in a mortar, without making them into dust, or you gradually crush them in a blender. Remove the edges...

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...

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...