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CYPRIOT GASTRONOMY

Let`s first see where the word `gastronomy` stems from.

In most dictionaries it says the following :

*The practise or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.

The practise of choosing, cooking and sharing good, fresh local food is an important part of the Cypriot culture and is linked with every social event. Cypriot cuisine is an exotic blend of Greek and Middle Eastern cultures. And it is no secret that the ‘Mediterranean diet’ is considered to be of the healthiest, thanks to wholesome olive oil, pulses, lean meat, local herbs and freshly grown fruits and vegetables. Of course, it is the favourable climate that gives the fresh produce its intense flavour.

A good starting point to get to know the Cypriot cuisine is the noteworthy ‘MEZE’ - a variety of small dishes that combine to create a banquet, with specialised dips, stewed meats; local, freshly caught fish; pulses and legumes in all sort of varieties; delicatessen cheeses, and much more flavorful bites, all authentically prepared. These dishes are traditionally passed down from generation to generation… …and remain today so that locals and visitors alike can continue to enjoy and relish these appetising, aromatic experience that is called Cypriot gastronomy.



Today`s word `gastronomy` comes from the Greek language.

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