Greek Easter in Astoria


  Even though Greek Orthodox Easter is 12 days later than the Roman Catholic version, preparations are already underway. The butcher shops of Astoria are already flogging baby lambs and baby pigs, to be spitted and roasted whole as part of the traditional festivities. Above we see the window of Broadway Meat Market, which has placed several specimens in the windows for your inspection, or perhaps to scare away children. The traditional recipe for lamb involves rubbing the exterior and body cavity with salt, lemon juice, olive oil, and oregano or thyme, depending on which island (or the mainland) you’re from. Happy Easter! From Fork in the Road.