Afrodite’s Kitchen

Christina Loucas is a cookbook author, recipe developer and food photographer. She currently lives between Victoria, BC and Limassol, Cyprus with her baby Clementine, hubby Steve and always-hungry pug Ernie.

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Octopus Stew with Mrs Aggela (Oxtapodi Stifado)

Octopus Stew with Mrs Aggela (Oxtapodi Stifado)

I have my grandma’s hands. I can tell because they are very small and the wrinkles show more. I remember noticing that about her hands when I wa…

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No-Fail Modern Cyprus Easter Bread (Flaouna)

No-Fail Modern Cyprus Easter Bread (Flaouna)

Cyprus Easter Cheese Bread, (“Flaounes”) play an incredibly important role in Cypriot cuisine. Since I was a little girl I remember my mom…

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Stewed Chickpeas (Revithkia)

Stewed Chickpeas (Revithkia)

In Cyprus, we call this dish “revithkia”.  It is a dish that my family makes all the time (too often according to the younger ones in the…

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Olive Bread (Eliopita)

Olive Bread (Eliopita)

I love olives. The Cypriot “eliopita”, or olive bread, is a famous bread that many people love. You can find large “eliopittes&#8221…

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Orange Easter Bread (Tsoureki)

Orange Easter Bread (Tsoureki)

How can you tell that it is spring where you are? In Cyprus, this is how I can tell it is most definitely spring:I walked by the Mediterranean Sea and…

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Stuffed Zucchini Flowers (Spicy Anthous)

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers (Spicy Anthous)

In Cyprus, from about June onwards my cravings for stuffed zucchini flowers or “anthous”, as they are known in Cyprus, begin. These are a pretty u…

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Shrimp Quinoa with Lemon & Dill Dressing

Shrimp Quinoa with Lemon & Dill Dressing

Summertime is in full swing. The last thing I want to do is stand in a kitchen the whole day. So this summertime quinoa salad is great. I made the shr…

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Lemon Rocket Penne

Lemon Rocket Penne

I like my pasta easy. Preferably with what I have to hand. So this is why I really enjoy this recipe. In Cyprus, there is no shortage of rocket and le…

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Tsoureki-Chocolate Cake  (Tsoureki)

Tsoureki-Chocolate Cake (Tsoureki)

Just a quick post to say this is my latest recipe for Taste Magazine – their Easter issue. We are getting pretty close to Greek Easter (Cypriot …

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“Cypriot Cooking” Out Fall 2020

“Cypriot Cooking” written by Christina Loucas is scheduled for release by Whitecap Books in Fall 2020 in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe. It is sure to evoke culinary memories of anyone with a connection with Cyprus. Click the link below to buy off Amazon Canada, or click here to find out where to buy it in your country.