Chefs & Bloggers Profiles
Christina Loucas is a recipe developer, food photographer and creator of the popular food blog called “Afrodite’s Kitchen”. She specializes in simple, delicious recipes for a modern cook with a Cypriot touch. She is known for her beautiful food photography and for promoting traditional Cypriot food internationally through her writing and television appearances. She has a regular column in Taste Magazine. Her first international cookbook is due out in 2017. Before pursuing her love of food and photography, she obtained a law degree from Oxford University, as well as a BSc in Government and Economics from the LSE and practiced law for 6 years in London, England. Her passion for cooking comes from growing up in the restaurant business in Canada. Her dad was a successful restaurateur, and her mom a successful pastry chef with a focus on wedding cakes. She has an intermediate WSET certificate. She enjoys visiting her mother’s village in the Cypriot countryside, generally making a mess in her kitchen and growing her mismatched collection of kitchenware and cookbooks. She can usually be found cooking with her always-hungry pug by her feet, and photographing her food! Website, Instagram, Facebook
Galatia is a Cypriot mom of three boys who spends most of her time in the kitchen. Her grandfather was a chef and perhaps this is where her passion for cooking comes from. She has a wonderful mom and a lovely sister with whom she shares the same passion and whenever they meet in the kitchen, the real fun begins. When they meet for coffee at her Mom’s, her Dad quietly leaves the room and lets them go on for hours, sharing recipes and coming up with new ones. She is a graphic designer by profession, but decided to quit her job after baby number one arrived. Actually it was number one and two together! Twins. She still loves to create so she started decorating cakes for fun, which eventually turned into a part time profession. So she started “Cloud 9 Cakes”. (https://www.facebook.com/Cloud9cakescy) Every month she writes recipes for a local cooking magazine, “Taste” and that gives her the incentive to create new things and experiment with new ingredients. She started her blog, as she always shares her recipes with great joy.
Stephania Mitsides for Sigmalive Cooking
Stephania is a member of the fourth generation of Mitsides Public Company Ltd. Since she was young she had a special relationship with cooking and specifically with pasta! After nine years abroad –where she often cooked for herself and friend- she returned to Cyprus in 2010 and joined the marketing department of her family business. She spends her free time in the kitchen trying out various recipes and loves uploading photos of her food on Instagram.