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...

Sweet Tahini Pies (Tahinopittes)

Sweet Tahini Pies (Tahinopittes)

I decided to highlight this post from 2013 as it’s one of my favourites. It’s all about how to make tahinopittes, which I think a lot of p...

Cypriot Lasagne (Pastitsio)

Cypriot Lasagne (Pastitsio)

This year I spent Easter in my mom’s village. It’s a village with very few permanent residents – about 100 – but all the child...

Egg Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

Egg Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

“Avgolemono” or egg-lemon soup in English is something that every Cypriot household makes. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s a soup...

Cyprus Almond Shortbread (Kourabiedes)

Cyprus Almond Shortbread (Kourabiedes)

“Kourabiedes” are another Christmas classic in a Cypriot kitchen. They make their appearance every December, and usually disappear within a week (...

Apricot Jam Cookies (Pasta Flora)

Apricot Jam Cookies (Pasta Flora)

(Hi, I posted this recipe last year, but because it is Christmas and one of my favourites I thought I would re-share on the front page. So I’m w...

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 “...

Orange-Brandy Cake (Vasilopita)

Orange-Brandy Cake (Vasilopita)

Thank you 2013. Goodbye 2013. You were a wonderful year. I took a photography course. Started my food blog. And met a guy. So all in all, I liked 2013...

"Kritharaki"

I have a tendency to think that things that taste good must be difficult to make.I am still on Vancouver Island. The weather has been stormy and quite...

Cyprus Cuisine

“Cyprus Cuisine” written by Christina Loucas is scheduled for release by Whitecap Books in 2o21 in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe. Christina Loucas shares over 80 recipes that showcase the very best of Cypriot cooking in Cyprus Cuisine. Featuring traditional and modern dishes that are sure to delight anyone with a taste for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours, Christina invites the reader into a Cypriot kitchen that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Cyprus Cuisine