Jewellery

STEVEN MILONAS OF MYLONAS JEWELS

The lovely Steve contacted me after series 2 and made all my jewellery for My Cypriot Kitchen. I love everything he does, but the Chilli Earrings are my favourites, made from sea bamboo, jade & coral.

Clothing

JOHNZACKUK.COM

I get so many of my clothes from here, as do my daughters.

THEPRETTYDRESSCOMPANY.COM

I just love all the dresses on this web-site, they are feminine with just a hint of retro. They are by far my favourite dress makers.

Hotels

The Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows

Palm Beach Hotel - Larnaka

This hotel holds so many fond memories for me, I am often there sipping a frappe and catching up with the gossip from Elena and the girls.

Larnaka Dekelia Road Cyprus

T: +357 24 846600

W: palmbeachhotel.com

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THE OLD SCHOOL “LITTLE COMPTON”, ENGLAND

My Home economist who travels with me when we are cooking on location Wendy Veale has the most amazing B&B, I know it is not in the Med, but if you ever want to have a bit of England this is the place to stay.

Moreton in Marsh Gloucestershire GL56 OSL

T: 01608 674588

M: 07831 098271

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CAPO BAY HOTEL, PROTERAS

This beautiful serene modern hotel is where I like to escape to. I love sitting in the Koi Lounge Bar with a cocktail feeling the breeze and looking at the stunning clear waters of the Protaras sea.

T: 00357 23831101

W: capobay.com.cy

ELYSIUM HOTEL, PAFOS

Wonderful Cyprus themed nights with great food and the crazy Mario, serving cheese and Greek dancing…

Queen Verenikis Street, PO Box 60701, 8107 Paphos, Cyprus

T: +357 2684 4444

W: elysium-hotel.com

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APHRODITE HILLS RESORT, PAFOS

Ermis is the head chef and he is very passionate about all he does.

1 Aphrodite Avenue Kouklia 8509 PO Box 64118 8072 Paphos, Cyprus

T: +357 26 829000

W: aphroditehills.com/cyprus_hotel

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, LIMASSOL

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I love this place, I want to live here forever, I love the food the staff, the atmosphere, they always make me feel so welcome, and their themed nights have to be experienced, because they are such fun.

Photography

Vanessa Coulter Food Photography

The photographer for my book is Vanessa Coulter, an award winning photographer, since working together she is now my close friend. She is an amazing photographer, food stylist and book designer, check her out.

Restaurants

MEZE MEZE

I love this little taverna the gorgeous young couple who run it are full of enthusiasm, the food there is always fresh and delicious.

Along the Finigoues Ahens Avenue, Larnaca

KALOPESAS BOULANGERIE PATISSERIE

Lovely modern Cypriot bakery.

1 Gr. Avxentiou & Yppodromion, 2364, Ag. Dometios, Nicosia

T: 22 878 177

W: kalopesas.com

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ARTIMA RESTAURANT

Skevos the head chef here has some wonderful dishes on his menu that use Cypriot produce but in a different way. And restaurant is in the old town of Limassol near the Castle, so romantic.

Lanitis ‘Carob Mill’ Complex, Vasilissis Street, Limassol, Cyprus

T: +357 25820466

W: carobmill-restaurants.com

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ARCHONTIKON PAPADOPOULOU

I wish there was one of these in every village and town in Cyprus, they are true ambassadors of all that is the best of Cyprus. The food is wonderful a mix of ancient and modern recipes, they have the most comprehensive Cypriot wine cellar and also the only Comandaria bar in the world, I would eat there every night if I could.

67 Makariou III Avenue, Kornos 7640

T: +357 22 531000

W: archontikopapadopoulou.com.cy

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TA PIATAKIA

This is my friend Roddy’s restaurant, he makes the most amazing modern, fusion Cypriot cuisine, I love his food, I dream about his ‘Duck with Kathithaki’. Be warned, you must book in advance as he is always busy. Oh and buy his book it is full of the most wonderful recipes.

7 Nikodimou Mylona Street, Limassol 3095, Cyprus

T: +357 25745017

W: tapiatakia.com

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THE 7 ST GEORGES

If you want to have some proper local fare then this is the place to go if you are in the Pafos district. George is an expert on local flora & forna and often forages for wild greens to serve at his restaurant, and if you are very lucky he’ll sit and tell you all about it.

George Demetriades The 7 St Georges, Yeroskepos, Paphos, Cyprus

T: 06-93176/09-655824

W: 7stgeorgestavern.com

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Bookshop

Beauty

BEAUTYPARLOUR.BIZ

I la la love going to Beauty Parlour in Oakwood, Irene knows my skin so well, I just lie down relax and wake up looking 10 years younger!

SARAH CHAPMAN

I keep getting asked what products I use on my skin, well here is the answer, not just for products but for amazing facials too I go to Sarah Chapman.
I am totally addicted to the over night facial.

Art

MICHAEL OWEN GALLERY

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Michael has lived in Cyprus for over 40 years and he sees Cyprus though the most wonderful eyes, his paintings reflect the diversity of the island.

Lania 4744, Limassol, Cyprus

T: +357 25 432404

M: +357 99 016456

W: michaelowengallery.com

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Other Food Friends

Traditional Clay Ovens

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I love my bespoke clay oven built for me by the lovely John who builds his ovens like they are a work of art to British specifications using insulation they use on the space shuttle!

‘Anama

A wonderful modern version of Comandaria wine with an amzing taste and in a beautifully designed bottle.

PRINOS PRODUCE MARKET

My home economist Wendy is in love with all the wonderful fruit and veg here.

Pavlou Vakduseridos, No. 40, 6018, Larnaca, Cyprus

CAROB WORKSHOP

15 Oinopoieiou, Anogyra, 4603, Limassol, Cyprus

JAR WONDERFUL JAMS, CHUTNEYS AND PRESERVES

jar

I love all that Eli does at Jar, all the produce is local and she makes THE most amazing marmalades, my whole crew went crazy for her orange & lemongrass marmalade, I love her fig chutney with blue cheese. She does workshops and tasting, and is always on hand to help. Whatever time of year you go to Cyprus, this is a MUST place to visit.

Kato Drys, Cyprus

T: 96 476265

W: jarpreserves.com

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LAZAR GROUP HERBAL TEAS & TINCTURES

lazargroup

14 Eleftherias Avenue , Korakou, Solea, Nicosia, Cyprus

T: +357 99644327

W: lazargroupcy.com

PLATRES CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP

John Adams is passionate about chocolate and he sells chocolate with a flavour of Cyprus, lokumi chocolate, klyko chocolate and my favourite coumandaria chocolate. He also runs workshops which are great fun.

29 Archbishop Makarios Avenue, Pano Platres, 4820, Limassol, Cyprus

T: 00357 99766446 (John)

W: cypruschocolate.com

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