Cyprus! I am blown away.
In my all too brief 4 days on the island I did, saw and experienced so much.
I have many stories to tell, photos to share and recipes to write. But first an introduction and a taste of things to come!
I discovered a wonderful country full of tradition, heritage, history and delicious food.
I shopped in the markets, cooked with a television chef and made halloumi in the mountains. I met a Cypriot food historian and philosopher. I discovered wonderful new ingredients.
I saw the birthplaces of both Gods and Goddesses, marvelled at Byzantine frescos and ancient mosaics, stood in an amphitheatre and heard my voice resonate.
I paddled in the Mediterranean, stayed in the mountains, picked fruit in a modern-day Garden of Eden.
I ate well! From modern Cypriot cuisine, seemingly endless mezze and traditional dishes of beans and lentils. I drank well – local wines, beers and Commandaria, named after the Knights of St John.
More stories will be told, but I had to introduce you first.
Fuss Free Flavours was the guest of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. Many thanks for a visit which blew me away.