Koupes is a street food we find in Cyprus and one of the most usual place to find them was on Sunday mornings outside the Church yards. I am not sure if you can still find them outside churches but I know that they are now sold in supermarkets or in confectioneries. Koupes are served [...]
These tasty cheese-filled pastries are finger foods and can be served as appetizers, mezedes, side dishes, and snacks. There are many variations on this recipe using different types of cheeses and herbs. The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!
Tzatziki is an appetizer, called «orektiko» in Greek, made from Greek whole fat strained yoghurt, cucumber, garlic, salt and extra virgin olive oil, usually served with pitta bread and served as a mezes. In Cyprus, mint is added and it is called talatouri. What makes our tzatziki so delicious is the Greek yoghurt, which is [...]