Category Archive: Chef’s Choice

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Cypriot Meatballs (Köfte / keftedes)

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Cypriot Recipes Cypriot Meatballs (Köfte / keftedes) Meatballs are a worldwide popular dish. A meatball is always ground or minced meat rolled into a small ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Bulgur Pilaf

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Cypriot Recipes Bulgur / Burghul Pilaf Bulgur (also Burghul) is a cereal food made from the groats of several different wheat species, most often from durum wheat. Burghul is a kind of dried cracked… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Sheftalia / seftali kebab

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Cypriot Recipes Sheftalia / şeftali kebabı Sheftalia (Turkish: şeftali kebabı) is a traditional Cypriot food. It is a type of sausage without skin, that uses caul fat, or omentum, the membrane that surrounds… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Cypriot Curd Cheese Pie (anaropitta)

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Cypriot Recipes Cypriot Curd Cheese Pie (anaropitta) Fresh Anari is a traditional Cypriot cheese made of cheese whey (mostly Halloumi/Hellim) with the addition of small quantities of fresh milk. It’s a white and… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Hellim/Halloumi Cheese Ravioli

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Cypriot Recipes Hellim/Halloumi Cheese Ravioli Hellim/Halloumi cheese originated in Cyprus and was initially made during the Medieval Byzantine period (AD 395 – 1191), subsequently gaining popularity throughout the Middle East region. The cheese… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Lentils and Rice

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Cypriot Recipes Lentils and Rice (mougendra) The lentil (Lens culinaris) is an edible pulse. It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, known for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Olive Patties

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Cypriot Recipes Olive Patties There are not any Cypriots I know who do not have a passion for olives. These fruits, harvested from the trees which are so characteristic for our beautiful island, nourished by… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Ladies’ Fingers (daktyla)

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Cypriot Recipes Ladies’ Fingers (daktyla) Sweets and desserts have always been an important and distinctive part of the Cypriots’ menu. A favorite and a traditional sweet in Cyprus is Daktyla, Ladies´Fingers filled with… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Lamb or Pork with Potatoes, Onions and Celery

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Cypriot Recipes Lamb or Pork with Potatoes, Onions and Celery Celery is used around the world as a vegetable for the crisp petiole (leaf stalk). The leaves are strongly flavoured and are used… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Deep fried Potatoes with Lemon and Coriander

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Cypriot Recipes Deep fried Potatoes with Lemon and Coriander Coriander is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. The dry fruits are known as coriander seeds. The word coriander in food… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Fried Aubergines with Tomatoes

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Cypriot Recipes Fried Aubergines (Eggplants) with Tomatoes Although it’s technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a vegetable. It’s native to South-East Asia, but is grown all over… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Hellim/Halloumi Cheese Turnovers

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Cypriot Recipes Hellim/Halloumi Cheese Turnovers When we speak of the Cypriot cuisine, we come sooner or later to Hellim or Halloumi, a product that is considered to be THE typical speciality of Cyprus and… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Stuffed Vine Leaves (Koupepia/Dolmades)

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Cypriot Recipes Stuffed Vine Leaves (Koupepia/Dolmades) Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes common in the Middle East and surrounding regions including the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, Central Asia. Common vegetables to… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Marinated fried Fish (Psari Savoro)

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Cypriot Recipes Marinated fried Fish (Psari Savoro)   This is a classic Cypriot cold fish dish that is either served as a starter or as part of a Meze dish in Cyprus (snacks typically served… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Cypriot Doughnuts (Lokma/lokmades)

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Cypriot Recipes Cypriot Doughnuts (Lokma/lokmades) Lokma is a traditional Turkish and Turkish Cypriot dessert made of flour, sugar, yeast and salt bathed with syrup or honey. Lokma was first cooked by the sultan’s… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Artichokes with eggs

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Cypriot Recipes  Artichokes with eggs The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Cypriot Recipes – Baked Macaroni (Pastitsio / Fırında Makarna)

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Cypriot Recipes Baked Macaroni with Minced Meat  (Pastitsio / Fırında Makarna) Pastitsio (from Italian “pasticcio”), sometimes spelled pastichio, is a Mediterranean baked pasta dish including ground beef and béchamel sauce in its best-known form. In… Continue reading