Saturday, May 17, 2008

Church Food

My favorite event that my church held was the annual OLPH BBQ Fiesta. To raise money for the church, parishioners would donate items to silent auctions and cake walks, buy raffle tickets, and volunteer to work carnival games.

However, the best part of the event were the food stands representing the different backgrounds of church members. There would be Italian sausages and canolis, carne asada and churros, Phillipino grilled meats, Polish pierogies, and a lot more.

Today Alex and I went to a Greek Festival held by Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in DC. It was really cool to see the different generations of church members in the kitchen to put together Greek favorites like spanikopita and moussaka. There was also a bazaar of interesting Greek paraphernalia and musical performers.

Last year we also went a Russian Orthodox festival at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, which happens to be across the street from the Greek Orthodox Church.

I highly recommend church hopping for good food and community.

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