We often say that you could eat your way through a Central New York summer by attending the many ethnic festivals: it’s a way to learn about the roots and cultures of our neighbors, and to sample what they do, and eat every day.
St. George Macedonian Orthodox Church, on Onondaga Hill , is the spiritual and cultural home to more than 200 families of Macedonian descent who’ve made the Syracuse area their homes. Next weekend they’ll open the church doors to share their food, music and culture with the whole community.
Parish member Emilija Postolovska gave us a preview: Macedonia is one of the Balkan countries in Southeast Europe. It is landlocked, but parts of the country are premium grape-growing areas, with lots of sunny days and cool nights. They’ve been producing wine in the region for 2000+ years,
In addition to wine, Macedonian ‘typical’ foods will be available t sample, including grilled meats–lamb, chicken and even vegan options. Varieties of sweet pastries have been hand-made by parish women (try the peach cookies!). There are also squares of hand-stretched filo dough that holds either creamy cheese or spinach and cheese.
‘Come hungry and bring your dancing shoes’ is the invitation for next Friday (August 3rd) 4 – 10pm, Saturday Noon-11pm or Sunday Noon-7pm. It is FREE to attend. www.steorgemoc.org has more details