My Godmother (she’s also my Aunt), Athena Dallas Afendoulis, turned 80 on Saturday, May 28th. Nouna Tina is an expert when it comes to Greek Cuisine and my inspiration. A local celebrity Greek chef, she appeared regularly, in the ’70’s, on the Grand Rapids Michigan NBC affiliate WOOD-TV’s “Buck Matthews Show”. If I have questions on how to prepare any traditional Greek dish, she’s my number one resource.
My cousin Georgia Afendoulis Everse planned a wonderful birthday dinner event for Tina. She didn’t want her Mother to cook on her birthday, so she asked for a little help from Esther Caruso Koukios of Greek to Go.
Georgia and I made the Greek salad. (I took this photo just before it was replenished!)
Esther made Chicken Kapama… (here’s a link to my version)
and Beef Stifatho…(both those dishes were served with rice pilaf)
Every dish was absolutely delicious and everyone had a wonderful time.
Here’s Yianni’s video of the celebration. Xronia polla Nouna! We love you!