melomakarona and baklava bake-off this Saturday

Courtesy of the Oxford Gastronomy Society, I wanted to let everyone know about a wonderful event coming up this Saturday in Oxford.  The event will be led by the illustrious Filitsa Douroupi.

Decadent layers of fyllo pastry packed with crushed pistachios, sweet almonds, sumptuousspices and aromatic syrup … food fit for the Gods. You’ve probably tasted Baklava, but nothing like Filitsa’s, OGS’s very own Greek Goddess. This Saturday, OGS has persuaded Filitsa to divulge her wonderful wizardry from behind the apron, and seduce us with her pastry prowess (afterall, tis the season of good will). We will bake trays of the much celebrated Greek Baklava as well as her auntie’s legendary ‘Melomakarona’ (devastatingly good). Melomakarona are traditional Greek Christmas cookies fragrant with cinnamon, orange and cloves, kissed with warm sticky honey and dusted with walnuts. Enough to bring Ramsay to his knees. £5 per person. 8 places with priority given to members. Email maria_kyriacou@yahoo.co.uk asap to book your place. Advance payment required. 

And I apologize for not having given you an update of what went down in London last Thursday at our Thanksgiving feast.  It was divine.  More to come (with recipes of course).

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