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”...

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...

Christmas Bread (Christopsomo)

Christmas Bread (Christopsomo)

For a moment, I thought I had run out of Cypriot Christmas dishes to make. A Cyprus Christmas – for me – involves almond shortbread “...

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread

Soft, fluffy. Salty. A touch of sweetness and oil. These are qualities that describe my perfect Focaccia bread. I am making bread because it is olive ...

Halloumi-Mint Scones

Halloumi-Mint Scones

I’ve made these scones a couple of times  last year. Once for a magazine feature in Taste magazine, and another time for my friend’s kid&...

Cypriot Pancake Things (Katimeri)

Cypriot Pancake Things (Katimeri)

Have you ever thought about what makes you happy? A while ago my wonderful friend who I met on Instagram – Linda Hyldal – asked me if I wo...

Butternut Squash Pies (Kolokotes)

Butternut Squash Pies (Kolokotes)

Is anyone else ready for cold weather, clouds, rain and the onset of winter? Or is it just me. I love the fact that Cyprus is sunny and warm virtually...

Tahini Rolls

Tahini Rolls

I have spent a good week learning how and perfecting the art of making “tahinopittes” – the very traditional Cypriot sweet tahini pi...

Cyprus Easter Bread (Flaounes)

Cyprus Easter Bread (Flaounes)

It’s April. I have begun noticing more cheese hanging in stockings outside my aunt’s house. Which means “flaouna”-making season is jus...

Halloumi & Mint Scones

Halloumi & Mint Scones

This is a combination of Cyprus flavour with an English tradition, the scone. The end result: halloumi & mint scones. It is a twist on the traditi...

Cyprus Cuisine

“Cyprus Cuisine” is scheduled for release by Whitecap Books in 2o21. Christina Loucas shares over 75 recipes that showcase the very best of Cypriot cooking.

Cyprus Cuisine