Sunday, September 26, 2010

"35th Annual St. Demerios Greek Festival in Tucson"

As the Greeks say, kayi orexi-good appetite-and pame na glendisoume-let's celebrate at the Greek festival. For this past weekend, the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church open their arms and invited all Tucsonians and Arizonians to share in their culture.

There was so much to enjoy at the Tucson Greek Festival this weekend. There were live bands, dancing and exquisite food. There were also cooking demonstrations, lectures and classes for one to watch and learn the dances of Greece.

As a participant each year, I also looked forward to the wonderful deserts like Baklava, which is a Phyllo pastery layered with walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and topped with honey syrup. Another favorite is the Kouramibedes which is like shortbread buttered cookie dusted with powered sugar. Still another are the delicious Loukounades, which are deep fried and doughnut liked, and then dipped in honey. For the more adventuresome, their is the Ouzo cake, which is a lightly spiced walnut cake flavored with Ouzo Liquor. All very good!

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