TONIA BUXTON'S CYPRIOT KITCHEN
Author and broadcaster Tonia Buxton chats inspiration, influences and career.
Best selling author Tonia Buxton is a Presenter, Historian, Writer, Anti-aging expert, Gourmet Cook & Nutritionist which she balances with being a wife and mum to four children!
Straight-talking Tonia has always been a trailblazing cook with a no-compromise attitude when it comes to good food and good nutrition. Her highly acclaimed 5th book ‘The Secret of Spice’ was released last year full of tasty recipes to spice things up!
The consultant chef for The Real Greek restaurants, Tonia is credited with turning the brand around 5 years ago, insisting on the authenticity of recipes, ingredients and re-inventing the menu seasonally to reflect new and exciting dishes from her ancestral homeland. Alongside the breadth of recipes from all over Greece and Cyprus Tonia has just launched a full vegan menu there, which highlights the Greek vegan tradition.
In 2006 Tonia won an RTS award for a series she devised for the Discovery Channel ‘My Greek Kitchen’ series 1 & 2 and she then filmed ‘My Cypriot Kitchen’, which was shown in 30 countries globally.
Today, Tonia is regularly seen on ‘GMB’, ‘Saturday Kitchen’, ‘Lorraine’ and ‘Sunday Brunch’ where she is a regular contributor. Tonia was also the face of ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ 100 day diet plan ‘Eat More Lose More’, which followed the popular ‘Sugar-Free Summer’ campaign the previous year.
The Cypriot beauty is a qualified nutritionist and is fast becoming the go-to girl for expert food and nutrition advice, Tonia is an anti-aging expert, with tips & tricks to keep you looking & feeling young, both inside & out. She is also a speaker on how to think yourself young, what it is to be a mother & woman. Proving that you can be 50 and look more fabulous than ever!
Her fourth book ‘The Real Greek’ (bringing to life the history of the restaurants) followed best seller ‘Eat Greek For A Week’, which shot to number two in the Amazon Bestsellers list just behind Jamie Oliver in the summer of 2016! The book promises to make you feel fitter and healthier in just a week.
Tonia receives emails and requests from New Zealand to Kazakhstan, from Hong Kong to Australia regarding her culinary knowledge and is very proud to be the Ambassador of Hellenic cuisine globally.
Passionate about Greek food having done her apprenticeship from a very young age in her Mother’s kitchen, Tonia believes Greek food is a big undiscovered secret, but not just the food, the philosophy for life, the spirit & the way of living is a wonderful example of how to live well in the modern world.
The Cyprus High Commission in the UK celebrates the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus with a series of online cultural events in collaboration with Cypriot and British academic and cultural institutions, showcasing Cyprus’s cultural heritage as well as contemporary Cypriot culture. Join us for a week of concerts, performances, webinars, interviews, panel discussions, live streamings and film premieres.