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The Royal Garden of Pefkou A Study of Fruit Consumption in Medieval Nicosia

William Woys Weaver

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Aromatic Herbs & Essential Oils

According to one definition, herbs are seed-bearing plants without woody stems (from which the name "herbaceous" is derived).Yet in other definitions, herbs include trees, shrubs, annuals, vines, and more primitive plants, such as ferns, mosses, algae, lichens, and fungi...

Salt Products

Salt is necessary for the survival of many living creatures, including humans.It is primarily made up of sodium chloride and it is involved in regulating the water content (fluid balance) of the body.It has always played a significant role in civilization, with records of its use dating back 6,000 years to ancient Egypt...

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Despite its tiny small size, the island of Cyprus possesses a wide range of soils as well as a number of unique, Mediterranean type micro-climates which enable it to produce a broad range of fruit & vegetables. Crops include the full range of citrus fruit, melons and watermelons, table and wine grapes and the famous red soil potatoes...

Cheese Products

The story of Cypruscheese making begins at the hills and fields of the island, where the mild Mediterranean climate, the rich and aromatic vegetation offer the most suitable conditions for the production of high quality milk. Traditionally, the thicker sheep and goat milk was preferred for the production of most cheese products...

Coffee, dry fruit and nuts

The Cypriot cuisine owes its heritage to a mixture of Mediterranean, Southern European and Middle Eastern influences. One such influence relates to the popular Cypriot (or Greek or Turkish) coffee. Turkish coffee as a product refers to a specific way of preparing coffee and this type is common in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and less so in the Balkan states...

Processed Meat

A truly Cypriot gastronomic setting combines the gourmet plates of smoked traditional meat snacks, halloumi or kefalotiri cheese and slit olives (tsakkistes) served along with a zivania shot or a glass of Cyprus dry red wine. These bits of food that are today used as traditional appetizers, were for centuries consumed...

Products of the Carob Tree

The scientific name of the carob tree is 'Ceratonia siliqua' derived from the Greek word 'keration' which means horn as the shape of the pod itself. The common name appears to have originated from the Hebrew 'Kharuv', from which is derived the Arabic 'kharrub' and theGreek word 'charoupi' meaning the carob fruit...

Products of the Olive Tree

The wild olive tree has been around since prehistoric times. Though tracing its exact origins appears to be an impossible task, most theories point to southern Asia Minor where one can still find abundant forests of the wild olive tree.Other theories place the origins in the wider Mediterranean basin...

Pasta Products

The story of pasta is a long and complex one, full of myths and contradictions. The widely spread notion that pasta was introduced into Italy by Marco Polo on his return from the Far East in the 13th century is now thoroughly discredited...

Products of the Honey Bee

Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) have been around for millions of years - they were fully developed in their present form probably even before modern mammals had evolved. The oldest recorded evidence is a bee fossil found byPoinar and Danforthin Myanmar, trapped in a piece of amber dated about 100 million years old...

Organic Food

Organic farming is a holistic production management system that promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. Organic farming emphasizes the use of management practices in preference to the use of off-farm inputs, taking into account that regional conditions...

Ice Cream

The story of ice cream is surrounded by a great number of fascinating tales which unfortunately have not been verified by supportive evidence. They may purely have stemmed from the creation of imaginative nineteenth century ice cream makers yet they could well be true facts....

Authentic Recipes

Marinated chicken fillet with sauté vegetables and carob sauce

Halloumi Omelete with Red Onion and Herbs

Halloumi with red peppers, capers and olives dressing

Marinated Halloumi Cheese Kebabs with Herbs

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