Azarole (

Azarole ("Mosphila") Jelly

This week I was introduced to “mosphila” (azarole) jam. I am glad I was introduced. In fact, I was surprised that we hadn’t met befo...

Pickled Baby Caper Shoots (Kapari)

Pickled Baby Caper Shoots (Kapari)

For those who don’t know what “kapari” is, they are baby caper stems pickled in red wine vinegar. They are different to pickled cape...

Sweet Grape Jelly (Palouze)

Sweet Grape Jelly (Palouze)

“Palouze”, or Cyprus grape jelly, is in my opinion most delicious when served warm. It has a jello-like texture with a hint of orange-blos...

Cyprus Almond Macaroons (Ergolavi)

Cyprus Almond Macaroons (Ergolavi)

Cyprus Macaroons (“ergolavi”) are traditionally given as “kerastika”. There is no English word for this, but I think it is a v...

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...

Walnut Sweets (Karidaki Glyko)

Walnut Sweets (Karidaki Glyko)

I have developed a new-found respect for people who make “karidaki glyko”. I really thought it would only take a few days at most. Cue my ...

Cyprus Butter Cookies (Koulourakia)

Cyprus Butter Cookies (Koulourakia)

 Cypriot coffee and “koulourakia” are like edible perfection. Koulourakia were made for dunking. They are a bit of a stealth cookie. ...

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