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It’s All Greek to Me! by John Mole

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Greek dancing

The wedding present was easy. No cake stands and fish slices at a Greek wedding, you give money. I sorted out some clean notes and bought an envelope.

We were pleased when Arfa was invited to help make spanakopitas for the wedding, spinach and cheese pies. It was a sign that we were beginning to be accepted. She was less pleased that she had to be at Elpida’s at seven in the morning. These spanakopitas were not the dainty little filo triangles that you find on the canapé tray with cherry tomato halves spread with taramasalata and cucumber sticks for dipping in the hummus. They were slabs two feet square and three inches thick and enough of them to give five hundred guests a couple of decent slices each.

The women gathered at Elpida’s ...

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