Greek shop filled to the brim with Orthodox Easter specialties

Katerina Iliades’ scoops tzatziki into containers at her store, the Greek International Food Market. Below (from left): Homemade dessert galaktoboureko  and frozen kokoretsi.
Katerina Iliades’ scoops tzatziki into containers at her store, the Greek International Food Market. Below (from left): Homemade dessert galaktoboureko and frozen kokoretsi.Credit: Photos by Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe

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A visit to the Greek International Food Market in West Roxbury is part culinary education, which is exactly what Katerina Iliades intends. “A lot of people come in here not knowing what Greek food is,” says the 25-year-old proprietor. “It’s an opportunity to learn about new items. I can show them around and teach them about other cultures.” At this time of year, visitors will also take note of the special items in stock for Orthodox Easter, celebrated on May 5. There are special candles for children, decorated with toys and ribbons and flowers; Greek Easter bread; and, stacked in the freezer, foil-wrapped tubes of kokoretsi, a kind of coarse sausage on a skewer.

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