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About the author

Welcome to Aphrodite’s Kitchen. This is a little virtual kitchen in Cypriot and Proud’s home. This section, as you may have already guessed, is all about cooking in Cyprus. You may also be thinking my name is Aphrodite, but it is not. It is just a reference to the island’s famous mythological history. I am, in fact, a Canadian-Cypriot having recently moved to Cyprus. Like many people reading this blog, I love to cook but am not a trained chef. I am a passionate home-cook who likes to try out new recipes.

As you will see, I like to cook a variety of Cyprus-influenced foods: traditional Cypriot dishes, Cypriot recipes with an international twist, international dishes with a Cypriot twist. I also like to cook your classic “international” recipes (if I can find the ingredients!). Lastly, one reason why I moved to Cyprus was to learn how to make some of the very traditional Cypriot foods that I have enjoyed all my life but were mostly made by my giagia. These goodies, like home-made anari, kappari, and olive oil, would simply just seem to exist in endless supply in our kitchen without me really questioning how they came into existence. Only now have I realised if I don’t learn how to make these foods, that the process would probably be forgotten. So here I am, having traded in my pink Christian Louboutins from my old city-job in London for some rubber green boots in attempt to learn how to make these foods from scratch.

A very special thanks to C&P for letting me have a home on C&P’s website.

With respect to each recipe and/or food heritage article unless otherwise specified: Text, photography and design copyright © Christina Loucas 2013. All rights reserved. No part of the “Recipes” section may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the author.

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