Greek Festival Specialty: Spanakopita – Spinach Cheese Pie

June is the start of festival season in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Over the years, going to the various festivals have become tradition and a unique way to socialize and party with friends.   All over the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Atlantic areas are international festivals, such as Greek, Italian, Irish, Scottish and German.  All are favorites with lots…

Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

The Mediterranean diet, popularized in the 1970s, is inspired by the cuisine of parts of Greece and Italy in the early 1960s. The American Diabetes Association writes about “Mediterranean-Style Eating”, mentioning “the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle … of … eating healthfully … together among family and friends”, and asserting that “Mediterranean cuisine is plant-based”, citing the ingredients “whole grains, fruits, vegetables,…