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Afrodite's Kitchen

Christina Loucas is a recipe developer, food photographer and creator of the popular food blog called “Afrodite’s Kitchen”. She specializes in simple, delicious recipes for a modern cook with a Cypriot touch. She is known for her beautiful food photography and for promoting traditional Cypriot food internationally through her writing and television appearances. She has a regular column in Taste Magazine. Her first international cookbook is due out in 2017. Before pursuing her love of food and photography, she obtained a law degree from Oxford University, as well as a BSc in Government and Economics from the LSE and practiced law for 6 years in London, England. Her passion for cooking comes from growing up in the restaurant business in Canada. Her dad was a successful restaurateur, and her mom a successful pastry chef with a focus on wedding cakes. She has an intermediate WSET certificate. She enjoys visiting her mother’s village in the Cypriot countryside, generally making a mess in her kitchen and growing her mismatched collection of kitchenware and cookbooks. She can usually be found cooking with her always-hungry pug by her feet, and photographing her food! Website, Instagram, Facebook

Chef Recipes

30 mins 4 persons

Tortellini with Mushrooms

15 mins 2 persons

Goat Cheese, Corn, Basil and Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad

1 hour 16 pieces

Cross-Atlantic Valentine Nutty Brownies

25 mins 8-10 persons

Spinach Leek Lasagna

50 mins 4 persons

Tortellini with Spicy Eggplant Sauce

3 - 4 hours 27 pieces

Koupes (Savoury Meat Bulgur Doughnuts)

45 mins 4 persons

Cheese Tortellini with Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

30 mins 3 persons

Summer Prawn Spaghetti

45 mins 3-4 persons

Brussel Sprouts, Blue Cheese & Honey Glazed Vegetables Bulgur Wheat salad

1hour 60-70 pieces

Tropical Koulourakia With Self-Raising Flour

0 mins 3- 4 persons

Ravioli with Brown Butter & Honey

1 day 4 persons

Chick Peas In Tomato Sauce (Chopped Tomatoes & Tomato Paste)

15 mins 4 persons

Organic Chicken & Porcini Bolognese

1 hour 2 persons

Traditional Village Pasta with Boiled Chicken & Lemon

60 mins

Christmas Pasta Flora

1 hours 4-5 persons

Spaghetti With Meatballs

20 mins 2 persons

Greek Orzo Salad

3 hours 60 pieces

Christmas Kourabiedes

30 mins 4 persons

Tortelloni Salad with Ricotta, spinach and bacon

4 hours 80 pieces

Melomakarona With Plain Flour

15 mins 2 persons

Lemon Rocket Penne

60 mins 4-5 persons

Lobster Macaroni & Cheese with Anari and «Arkatena» Crust

2 portions

Ravioli With Creamy Tomato Sauce

25 - 30 min 2 persons

Koupa Pie With Bulghur Wheat

20 mins 2 - 3 persons

Mushroom Orzotto

20 min 2 persons

Penne Carbonara With Lountza

90 mins

Pomegranate Bundt Cake

20 mins

Syrupy Rosewater Semolina Cake (Modern “Kalo Prama”)

10 mins 2 persons

Coriander Pesto Tortellini

45 - 60 mins 24 pieces

Making Gingerbread cookies with friends

40 min 4 - 6 persons


20 mins 2 persons

Spinach Bulgur Wheat with Cumin and Coriander

30 mins 4 persons

Cyprus Tortellini Carbonara

25 hours 2 pizza

No Fail Pizza With Cyprus Village Flour

30 mins 4 persons

Tomato Soup With Orzo

1 hours 16 - 20 pieces

Italian Cheese Cannelloni With Rich Tomato-Basil Sauce

20 mins 2 persons

Tricolore Halloumi And Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

2 hours

Focaccia Bread With Village Flour

20 mins 2 persons

Fennel, Orange & Pecan Bulgur Salad

8 - 10 hours 12 pieces

No-Fail Modern Cyprus Easter Bread (“Flaounes”)

60 mins 4 persons

Tortellini with Balsamic & Sun Dried Tomato Dressing

25 mins 20 servings

Coconut Cake

20 mins 1 person

A Summer Pasta For One

1 day 40 pieces

Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies With Cyprus Village Flour

1 1/2 hrs 8-10 persons

Lasagne with Spicy Cyprus Sausage “Pastourma”

30 mins 4 persons

Seafood Tagliatelle

45 mins 6-8 pieces

Cheddar, Chive and Lountza Scones

20 mins 6 persons

Peach Crumble With Plain Flour

10-20 sec 9-10 pieces

Whole Meal Tortillas with Coriander Pesto