My Cypriot Kitchen
New Delhi, April 24th, 2012: Food is without doubt one of the best ways to experience a country. And if the country happens to be the island nation of Cyprus in the Mediterranean, known for its fabulous cuisine, you do not need a better excuse. Discover the exotic food of Cyprus with resident Tonia Buxton on a new show MY CYPRIOT KITCHEN only on India’s favourite lifestyle channel – TLC. Every episode unravels mouth watering delicacies as Tonia takes it upon herself to show the world how to cook, Cyprus style!
MY CYPRIOT KITCHEN will premiere on May 1st and will air every night at 10 pm, only on TLC.
Passionate foodie Tonia Buxton returns to her homeland of Cyprus on a culinary tour of her favourite places. Visiting family and friends she cooks some of her favourite traditional recipes and shares the culture of this warm and wonderful island that’s so steeped in history. Starting with Easter, Tonia joins her uncle, who is also the village priest in preparing special dishes such as ‘Flaounes’ – traditional Easter cakes and a favourite family dish ‘beef sofrito.’
Rahul Johri, Senior Vice President and General Manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “TLC is proud to be the home of iconic and world famous hosts such as Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Bobby Chinn amongst many others. We are delighted to present a new celebrity Chef Tonia Buxton who will host MY CYPRIOT KITCHEN which is a fabulous series that showcases the culture of Cyprus through its exotic food.”
Tonia visits the various regions of Cyprus known for its variety of produce and exciting cuisine, learning how to cook everything from ‘Tahini Soup’ to lamb ‘Youvetsi’ and Cypriot smoked pork called ’Lounza.’ Tonia uses the opportunity to travel across her homeland and relive childhood memories as she gets a taste of sweet delicacies such as cherry Glyko and carob honey toffee.
To finish off in style, Tonia offers to create the best of Cyprus for a selection of VVIPs, a popo singer, a TV presenter and a much-loved actor. She travels the island to gather the best ingredients before serving her three-course dinner to her special guests. Watch MY CYPRIOT KITCHEN starting this April, only on TLC!