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International food festival in Stuart has Greek flavor October 18, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.
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The aroma of Mediterranean cuisine will be in the air on Saturday at the Blake Library’s fourth annual international food festival. Mangia Goes Greek! will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event orchestrated by dedicated volunteer Connie Bass starts with an outdoor market in the library’s courtyard offering fresh vegetables, fruit and bread from local vendors. For that Greek touch, women from St. John’s Chrysostom Greek Orthodox Church in Stuart will sell pastries and Greek combos they have made.

Indoors celebrity chefs Daphne Nikolopoulos, Ross Kyriacethys and Pam Anderson, USA Weekend food columnist, will demonstrate the art of Greek cooking. You can’t help but get in the mood for falafel, kebabs and all those aromatic Greek spices when you hear bouzouki music and take a gander at the belly dancers. After seeing those flat tummies, you might prefer a Greek salad to pastry.

The festival is free and cookbooks from local nonprofit organizations will be on sale. Duck in the Truck will entertain the kids with a puppet show at 1:30 p.m. in the Children’s World. The Blake Library is at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.

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