SPANAKOPITA

I originally posted this recipe just two months ago back in September, but since the excerpt for Evanthia’s Gift made reference to Thanksgiving, I thought I would repost it. For me, the appetizers are the best part of the meal, and I would be happy with nothing other than my assortment of cheese and olives. And no holiday is complete without tiropita and spanakopita. I would like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving, spent with friends, family and loved ones.

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“It was time for the eating marathon to begin. The dinner was a traditional American Thanksgiving — turkey, stuffing, yams, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and corn bread — but the appetizers or mezethes as they called it, were strictly Greek. The table had platters of dolmathes, tiropitas, spanakopitas and taramousalata.”

-An excerpt from Evanthia’s Gift  (available on Amazon – goo.gl/iPo1pa)

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It pains me to even use a Thanksgiving reference from the book, since I have no desire to give up on summer yet. However, this excerpt is a perfect example of how most of the American holidays in our family went. To be perfectly honest, I’d be happy with the mezethes, and more than willing to forgo the turkey.

I remember “the making of the spanakopita” as the laborious main even of the day. The spinach would have to be washed and rinsed from the sand at least two…

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