I fell in love with Greek food in my high school years in Detroit’s Greek Town. Among the recipes I’ve made my own is this one for baklava—rich with butter, crispy layers of phyllo and sweet New Mexico honey. It’s one of my favorites. My friend Marissa Evans and I got on a baklava jag and, over two weeks, made piles of the stuff.
Give your taste buds permanent residency on Mount Olympus as the Greek Festival returns to St. George Greek Orthodox Church (308 High SE). All weekend long, take a trip to the Mediterranean with traditional music and dancing while scarfing down authentic gyros, souvlaki, moussaka and baklava—and don't forget to wash it all down with a shot of ouzo. The fest runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5. For more info, visit stgeorge.nm.goarch.org/