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Re: Cypriot food is the best of its kind in the world

Postby Get Real! » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:22 am

Lordo wrote:400 years under the ottoman rule and you still think you have any greekness left. and yeah pigs will fly. greek pigs that is. there is no terggish pigs,

The Cypriot cuisine is far too ancient to be taking lessons from recent Balkan monkeys hanging off trees like Turks or Greeks…

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Re: Cypriot food is the best of its kind in the world

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:23 am

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Mustiejodu wrote:What cypriot food ? It's all turkish . Under 400 years of turkish rule you can't wipe this influence even if you change the names of the food . :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Didn't know the Turks eat pork kebabs, sheftalies, roast pork, loukanica , zalatina and much more !


I have certainly seen "Pork lolly" aka Souvlaki, in Turkey. I was a bit surprised at that. Then again they do pork ribs at the Hard Rock in Tel Aviv.
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Re: Cypriot food is the best of its kind in the world

Postby Nikitas » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:20 am

The Turks as usual are fogetting that they came from central Asia where most of the ingredients for the foods they claim as theirs were not available. Dolma, made with vine leaves is one example. Pork dishes are the other major category. The name sheftalies is Turkish, total pork is not. Look up French crepinettes and you will see where the dish most likely originated and how it was always an all pork dish.

The video shows dishes and ingredients we just did not know when I was a kid in the 50s and 60s in Cyprus. Feta cheese, lobster, spaghetti with shrimp, horiatiki salata, takkos (the Crete not the Mexican stuff) are not Cypriot.

Genuine Cypriot foods like luntza, hiromeri, shylari, ravioles, savoro, strouthouthkia, and many others are missing.

Someone ought to do a proper clip of real Cypriot food.
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Re: Cypriot food is the best of its kind in the world

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:02 pm

Nikitas wrote:The Turks as usual are fogetting that they came from central Asia where most of the ingredients for the foods they claim as theirs were not available. Dolma, made with vine leaves is one example. Pork dishes are the other major category. The name sheftalies is Turkish, total pork is not. Look up French crepinettes and you will see where the dish most likely originated and how it was always an all pork dish.

The video shows dishes and ingredients we just did not know when I was a kid in the 50s and 60s in Cyprus. Feta cheese, lobster, spaghetti with shrimp, horiatiki salata, takkos (the Crete not the Mexican stuff) are not Cypriot.

Genuine Cypriot foods like luntza, hiromeri, shylari, ravioles, savoro, strouthouthkia, and many others are missing.

Someone ought to do a proper clip of real Cypriot food.


Pitta can be traced back to 1108. Long before Turkish influence. Sheftalia likwise is described as a cypriot dish, while Souvla as opposed to Souvlaki is also something more common to Cyprus.

So called Ottoman cuisine is described as being a mixture of styles influenced by the lands that the Ottomans occupied, including the Balkans, Arabia, the Levant and North Africa.

I suppose there is some prospect that some so called ottoman influences came to Cyprus but when cooking as a craft skill is so often handed from mother to daughter, influenced by hubby's preference for the favourites cooked by his mother, and with restrictions to mostly local ingredients, the chances are that until recently cuisine has has undergone only limited changes over centuries. The biggest changes possibly involve new world foods such as potatoes and tomatoes, probably 18th or even 19th century introductions to Cyprus.

After that it is probably only recently with better availability of new foods, TV cooking shows, etc. that Cypriot cuisine has begun to borrow so widely from elsewhere.
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Re: Cypriot food is the best of its kind in the world

Postby kurupetos » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:38 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Nikitas wrote:The Turks as usual are fogetting that they came from central Asia where most of the ingredients for the foods they claim as theirs were not available. Dolma, made with vine leaves is one example. Pork dishes are the other major category. The name sheftalies is Turkish, total pork is not. Look up French crepinettes and you will see where the dish most likely originated and how it was always an all pork dish.

The video shows dishes and ingredients we just did not know when I was a kid in the 50s and 60s in Cyprus. Feta cheese, lobster, spaghetti with shrimp, horiatiki salata, takkos (the Crete not the Mexican stuff) are not Cypriot.

Genuine Cypriot foods like luntza, hiromeri, shylari, ravioles, savoro, strouthouthkia, and many others are missing.

Someone ought to do a proper clip of real Cypriot food.
So called Ottoman cuisine is described as being a mixture of styles influenced by the lands that the Ottomans occupied, including the Balkans, Arabia, the Levant and North Africa.

As I said above there were no Ottoman Turks cooks. :wink:
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