The effects of the numerous conquerors of Cyprus and the very Greek passion of the Cypriots for traveling all over the world have left their traits on the basically Greek character of Cypriot cooking and confectionery.
Since ancient times, Cyprus has also renowned for its excellent wines, especially Commandaria.
A visitor to Cyprus is always welcome to enjoy our juicy fruit, wholesome cheeses - such as Hallumi - as well as many other local culinary delights.
How to try a recipe correctly:
Collect all the ingredients.
Collect all the utensils and cookware to be used.
Measure the ingredients accurately. The success of cooking, especially
for sweets, depends on correct measuring.
If the oven is to be used, preheat it.
Each oven is different.
It is therefore important for everybody to
recognize if a cake or a dish is ready from its appearance rather than to
depend entirely on the time given in each recipe.
Consult the manufacturers instructions regarding oven temperatures required
for different dishes.
The time given in each recipe is based on the meat available in Cyprus
which is not tender. Consequently, base the time on your home meat.
Cypriots eat a lot. As a result, in a lot of cases you may feel happy by
using half the recipe.
From the book Cooking for Friends, by Sandra Lysandrou
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