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PurpleCarrotKC.com : Greek Fest Recap and Giveaway!
|Time for some much needed blog catch up!Despite how many times I have moved (quite a few!) I always seem to forget just how tiring it is until I do it. We’re a week and a half into our move downtown, and we’ve made awesome progress. Boxes are getting unpacked, pictures are being hung, and we’re absolutely loving our closeness to all our favorite spots. And now … some much needed time dedicated to the blog to give the recap of this year’s Greek Fest!2012 Annunciation Greek FestThe 51st annual Annunciation Greek Fest was held the beginning of this month, September 7th, 8th, and 9th at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Wornall Road. We were invited to come out, enjoy the fun, and taste the feast!And feast it was!The festival was filled with all kinds of delicious Greek food such as souvlaki (chicken or pork shish kabob), pastitsio (macaroni layered with ground beef topped with cheese bechamel sauce), gryos, dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), spanakopita, pita breads, salads, desserts and much more.Being our first time attending the Greek Fest, I was impressed with the vast amount of delicious and authentic food options. It was evident right away this was definitely a foodie festival, and a lot of time in the kitchen goes in to making it what it is!Along with all the awesome food items, the festival had a stage with all kinds of Greek dancing and entertainment featuring three children’s groups, two teen groups and an adult group, The Olympians, who are Kansas City’s oldest professional Greek Folk Dance Troupe.And speaking of Greek food … last but not least, a giveaway! The Purple Carrot was provided the cookbook “From Yaiyia’s Kitchen: A legacy of Greek Foods and Pastries" to give away on the blog! It was compiled by Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Greek Orthodox Church here in Kansas City.From Yiayia’s (meaning grandmother) Kitchen is full of recipes from appetizers, soups, and salads to pitas by the pan, pastries, sauces, and even lenten dishes. Yum!How to enter:Simply leave a comment on the blog and you will be entered. If you want, comment telling me your favorite Greek food! That’s it. Winner will be announced and notified on Monday, October 1st!