Seafood Tagliatelle

Seafood Tagliatelle

When I imagine eating in Italy, I often imagine myself sitting in a seaside restaurant ordering this exact dish. I often try to recreate the dishes I ...

Lountza, Cheddar & Chive Scones

Lountza, Cheddar & Chive Scones

Fall has arrived in Cyprus. It’s not immediately obvious, as the days are still hot, and the beaches still busy. But, in the mornings, it is tan...

Carrot Cake With Cyprus Village Flour

Carrot Cake With Cyprus Village Flour

A carrot cake should fulfill two criteria in my books: it should be moist and have a great cream cheese topping. This one is both of those. It also is...

Mushroom Orzotto & Hello Out There

Mushroom Orzotto & Hello Out There

So, orzo pasta is typically used in Cypriot cooking to make a dish called “kritharaki” — in Greek I think it is called “yuvets...

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 ...

"Koupa" Pie

I must confess that I love “koupes” (pork-filled fried-bulgur pastries) but sometimes I feel bad eating them because they are fried. So I ...

Penne Carbonara with Lountza Ham

Penne Carbonara with Lountza Ham

For the longest time I thought that carbonara sauce was made with cream. How else could it be so creamy? Also, when I ordered it in restaurants, a lot...

Cyprus Cuisine

“Cyprus Cuisine”, published by Whitecap Books in 2021, is now available for purchase. Christina Loucas shares over 80 recipes that showcase the very best of Cypriot cooking.

Cyprus Cuisine