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Boise’s 26th annual Greek Food Festival May 30, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.

What are some of the foods featured at Boise’s 26th annual Greek Food Festival? Souvlaki, pastitsio and fasolia yahni.

For those not up on jeopardy or Greek menu items, here’s your cheat sheet. Entrees include souvlaki (marinated pork on a stick with Greek style rice), pastitsio (the word means “hodgepodge” but the food means spaghetti and cheese with meat and bechamel cream sauce), fasolia yahni (cooked green beans in an herb tomato sauce), spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese pie), and gyros (a pita bread sandwich).

You can also pick up something to snack on like feta cheese and olives or dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with spiced meat and rice) or delicious baklava, melomakarona and kourabiethes. And, don’t mind the tongue twisting when you attempt to order. It’s all for a good cause. The annual fundraiser for Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church also features Greek dancing and music, as well as tours of the church.

11 a.m.-9 p.m., $1 suggested entry fee, menu items purchased a la carte, take out is available. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 W. Bannock St., 208-345-6147, www.serfes.org.

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