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FOOD & DRINK

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The ritual of sharing good, fresh local cuisine is an important part of the island’s culture, and is intrinsically linked with every social event, from family gatherings and special occasions to religious festivals… each marked with its own distinct delicacies and recipes. From hearty meat dishes and specialty cheeses to unique desserts of carob and grape, the Cypriot cuisine is an exotic blend of Greek and Middle Eastern cultures, sprinkled with remnants of ancient civilisations such as indigenous Roman root vegetables or old Phoenician delicacies. And it is no secret that the ‘Mediterranean diet’ is considered to be of the healthiest, thanks to its abundance of heart-healthy olive oil, pulses, lean meat, local herbs and freshly grown fruits and vegetables. Add to this the favourable climate - that gives the fresh produce its intense flavour - and a celebration around every corner, complete with special treats, and you will find a big gastronomic adventure awaits on this tiny island!

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Commandaria Commandaria Cyprus can proudly lay claim to the world’s oldest wine still in production - that of…
Stifado Stifado Ingredients: (Serves 6-8) 100ml olive oil 1½ kg lean beef, cubed 1½ kg shallots, peeled 4…
Grilled Halloumi Cheese Grilled Halloumi Cheese Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 block Halloumi cheese Rocket leaves Tomato Pita bread   Preparation: Cut the…
Sheftalies Sheftalies Ingredients: (Serves 4) 800g minced pork ⅓ tsp Cinnamon 1 onion, finely chopped Half bunch parsley,…
Kolokasi (Taro Root) Kolokasi (Taro Root) Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg kolokasi (taro) root ½ kg pork (lean belly pork or shoulder)…
Cyprus Coffee Cyprus Coffee Cyprus coffee is a characteristic part of the island’s coffee-shop culture, and preparing this strong brew…
Zivania Zivania With an alcohol content of 40-99%, it is no surprise that the island’s national drink of…
Mezedes Mezedes No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known…

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