Showing posts with label Greek Easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greek Easter. Show all posts

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Easter - Καλώ Πάσχα

Χριστός Ανέστη ! Resurrection liturgy 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. (half of that finagling a seat.) Broke the fast at Psistaria with margiritsa soup and grilled lamb at 3 a.m. Then got the light all the way home without setting Dad's car on fire - 4 a.m.

The margeritsa soup recipe, which calls for organs, is gamey and soothing, and requires that someone is cooking a whole baby lamb. Trust me: best tasted once per year, and prepared by a distant relative or a restaurateur.

Before Christ, the blood of a sacrificial lamb was used to mark doors so that evil would pass over the house. When at a Greek home, look above the front entrance for the symbol of the new new protector: scorch marks shaped in the sign of the cross, from the Resurrection night candle. More on the Lamb, and roasting lamb on a spit, in today's John Kass column in the Chicago Tribune. (registration required.)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Chicago Trib on Greek Easter Feast

You know you're home when the big newspaper columnist in town, John Kass, devotes his space to Greek Easter. Read on, though my Γιαγια never told fortunes, and leg of lamb was all we ever grilled on the backyard Weber.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0424-20110424,0,5004794.column?page=2