Mar 10, 2006

Can You Say "Galaktoboureko"?

Today I met my friend Deb at St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Not for a service, for lunch. Every Friday the Greek ladies cook up mousaka, stuffed grape leaves, spinach pie, baklava, kataifi, and the aforementioned galaktoboureko. It's a filo-based pastry with custard in it. We each had a hearty meal for $8.50 each, and even got to hear some Greek music on the CD player to boot. Like every old church hall, the atmosphere was that of faint desolation, which I don't mind. It reminds us that our time on earth is fleeting.

Then, on Deb's insistence, and because our time on earth is so fleeting, we had gelato at Capogiro Gelato Artisans, splitting a bowl with the following flavors: Blood Orange, Grapefruit Campari, Bitter Chocolate, and Pistachio. Stratospherically delicious. Then we ran for the train.

All this while John wrote some code and rewashed some of the bedding Will threw up on the other night. But he nevertheless listened
graciouslyto my story of all the food I ate. Bless him for that. Now that I'm a food memoirist, eating is my calling. I like that.

4 comments:

McBetty said...

I'm soooooo jealous! Down here in Bible Belt country, the Greek Orthodox Church serves this food only once or twice a year.

Amishlaw said...

Who care about the Galaktoboureko when you can have Grapefruit Campari gelato? This "food memoirist" thing is cruel to your readers as we sit here dripping saliva on our keyboards.

Rachel said...

I like that. I think I'm going to become a "food memoirist" too instead of trying to lose some weight. Sounds much more fun! :)

liz said...

Mmmm...I haven't had Galaktoboureko since I worked in a greek restaurant in college (the first time) almost 20 years ago.