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Did you know: Kleftigo

Did you know…?

The famous Cypriot dish –  Kleftigo – was originally a ‘stolen meat’? 

Back in the 19th century, there was a band freedom fighters called Kleftes, who opposed the Ottoman Empire. They lived (well, hid!) in the mountains. They slept during the day, and fought during the night. Continue reading Did you know: Kleftigo