Greek Easter - and the celebratory feast - is on Sunday, April 19th. The cooking and baking is happening fast and furious - weekends, evenings, whenever there are a few spare hours to concentrate on making and freezing the main dishes of pastichio (most easily described as Greek lasagna), spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie), and keftedes (meatballs); the sweets of koulourakia (butter cookies), baklava, kourambiethes (powdered sugar covered butter cookies), and melomakarona (honey-soaked spice cookies). Angelique and Jennifer do the bulk of this cooking and they commandeer freezers all over the city to store the traditional dishes until the day of reckoning.
As a freelance photographer for The Washington Post, I get to meet a lot of interesting people and sometimes get to eat some great food. I actually took these photographs last year at their 2008 Greek Easter feast, but the Post ran them last week in anticipation for this years event ... that is advance planning!
You can read the entire story by clicking on the title above. I am a Virginia / Maryland / Washington, DC based editorial, portrait, and wedding photographer. You can see more of my work at www.LenSpoden.com (Len Spoden Photograph).