My Big Fat Greek Kitchen Rules Paniyiri

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MEDIA INFORMATION: PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL

May 21- 23, 2010



Paniyiri Greek Festival is Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek and the state’s largest cultural festival.

The event will be held from Friday May 21 to Sunday May 23 at Musgrave Park and The Greek Club in South Brisbane.

Now in its 34rd successful and exciting year, Paniyiri is a community initiative of the 25,000-strong Greek community of

South East Queensland. Funds raised are channeled back into the community via the Greek Orthodox Community of St


Media contact: Kath Rose & Associates 07 3357 9043 or lorraine@kathrose.com




My big fat Greek kitchen rules Paniyiri

My Kitchen Rules Queensland stars to headline Paniyiri Cooking Program


Spanakorizo. Kourabiethes. Loukoumathes. You may have difficulty pronouncing them, but that’s not a

problem when it comes to eating them! Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek, the famous

Paniyiri Festival will this year celebrate with the biggest ever Paniyiri Greek Cooking Program yet featuring

My Kitchen Rules culinary bombshells Tanya and Gen, and winners Shadi and Veronica.


Paniyiri Greek Festival will this year celebrate over three days from Friday May 21 through to Sunday May 23

showcasing the very best in Hellenic hospitality from dance and music, through to cultural events, fashion,

food and much more. 


Upstairs in The Greek Club during Paniyiri the secrets behind Greek gastronomy will be revealed, with FREE

sweet and savory

demonstrations all day Saturday

May 22 & Sunday

May

23. This ever popular Cooking

Program is enjoyed by Greeks and non-Greeks alike in a wonderful cross cultural celebration. 


On

Saturday May 22 at 3pm

at Paniyiri, Brisbane My Kitchen Rules

contestants Tanya and Gen

will be

Keeping Traditions Alive

as they demonstrate how to cook

Yemista (or for those non-Greeks, Stuffed

Tomatoes and Capsicums).  Then, it’s over to My Kitchen Rules winners

Shadi and Veronica

to cook up a

Greek storm on Sunday May 23 at 2pm using ingredients of the Mediterranean and bringing them together

in Greek Cuisina with a Traditional Greek Flavour.


As well as a few famous faces, there will be demonstrations on how to entertain Greek style, how to create

traditional Greek cuisine, preparing low fat Greek goodies, how to make traditional Greek sweets and more. 


SATURDAY MAY 22


NAB Traditional Greek FREE cooking demonstrations at THE GREEK CLUB & CONVENTION CENTRE

12.30pm Litsa: Experience a traditional Greek welcome and how to entertain Greek style

12.45pm Mary Skarparis, Antonia Tambakis and Eva Diamond: How to cook up a Greek Banquet

1.30pm Anna Stephanos: Pastelli (Sesame nut and honey sweet)

2.00pm Sarva Argyrou (Chef and Fashion Designer) and Tammy Vallis: Puffalicious Loukoumathes

3.00pm From Channel 7’s My Kitchen Rules, contestants Tanya and Gen, together with The Greek Clubs

Head Chef Yianni: Keeping Traditions Alive Yemista (Stuffed tomatoes and capsicums)

4.00pm Kathryn Zigenbine: Galatabouriko  (Greek custard delight

4.30pm Desi Carlos (Nutritionist): The Mediterranean Diet - Tyropittes & Spanakopitta


SUNDAY MAY 23

NAB Traditional Greek FREE cooking demonstrations at THE GREEK CLUB & CONVENTION CENTRE

11.00am Litsa: Experience a traditional Greek welcome and how to entertain Greek style and Voula James:

Baklava and Masourakia (nut rolls)

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MEDIA INFORMATION: PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL

May 21- 23, 2010



Paniyiri Greek Festival is Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek and the state’s largest cultural festival.

The event will be held from Friday May 21 to Sunday May 23 at Musgrave Park and The Greek Club in South Brisbane.

Now in its 34rd successful and exciting year, Paniyiri is a community initiative of the 25,000-strong Greek community of

South East Queensland. Funds raised are channeled back into the community via the Greek Orthodox Community of St

George, Brisbane’s oldest Greek community established in the 1920s. www.paniyiri.com

Media contact: Kath Rose & Associates 07 3357 9043 or lorraine@kathrose.com





The Paniyiri Main Stage in Musgrave Park will host almost 20

hours of entertainment over the weekend

including the return of Greek Dancing with the Stars with special guest judge Mark Wilson; appearances

from Greek Goddess Effie and the return of Greek singing sensation Maria Maroulis; Grape Stomping, Olive

and Honeypuff Eating Competitions; Hellenic Dancing and Zorbathon and of course the popular Paniyiri NAB

Cooking Program. 


If you only learn one Greek word, make it Paniyiri.


Paniyiri 2010 Fast Facts


Date:


Friday May 21 (Pasarela Fashion Parade), Saturday May 22 & Sunday May 23, 2010

Time:


From 12pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday 

Location:

Musgrave Park & The Greek Club, Edmondstone St, South Brisbane

Entry:


$8 Adults (13+), $2 Aged Pensioners, Children free

Info:


www.paniyiri.com.au or 07 3844 1166


Channel 7 My Kitchen Rules stars…


Veronica and Shadi: Start with a Sicilian, slowly stir in a Lebanese, and finish with a topping of Greece! After

claiming the winner’s title of My Kitchen Rules, Veronica (Sicilian background) and Shadi (Lebanese heritage)

Abraham, Australia’s multicultural food fetish will be front and centre on Sunday May 23 as a melting pot of

cultures and cuisines combine on stage. 


Tanya

and

Gen:

From humble beginnings

in their

backyard

with a bowl of flour, a dozen eggs and some

water

at the age of 3,

Brisbane’s My Kitchen Rules dynamic duo Tanya

and Gen

have definitely

expanded

their repertoire. After confessing an undying love for Greek food and cuisine, the girls were treated to some

private cooking lessons by Head Chef of The Greek Club, Yianni, learning the secrets to success in a Greek

kitchen. The girls will be sharing their love for food, the secrets to getting your kids to eat healthy and

serving up a Greek favourite.



11.30am Nicky Nicholas: Haloumopittes

12.15pm: Irene Cayas: Vegetarian recipes from Asia Minor

12.45pm Chrissie Demetriou: Bougatses and Galactoboureko

1.15pm Maria Piperidis: Tilexhti (Filo twisted nut scroll)

2.00pm From Channel 7’s My Kitchen Rules, winners Shadi Veronica: Mediterranean Greek Cuisina with a

traditional Greek Flavour

3.00pm Sarva Argyrou (Chef and Fashion Designer): Traditional cabbage Rolls and a special preview of his

Couture fashion

4.00pm Desi Carlos (Nutritionist): The Mediterranean Diet Low fat Spanakopita and Tyropita; The Three

Teachers Mary Skarparis, Antonia Tambakis and Eva Diamond: Eliopitta (Olive pastries)






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