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Aegina Fistiki Festival 2013 - An ode to the pistachio

Aegina, the first capital of the modern state of Greece, the island of the pistachio, is hosting the fifth annual “Fistiki Festival”.
A four-days programme, beginning on the 19th of September and ending on the 22nd, includes events of cultural, entertaining and educational character, while special emphasis is given to gastronomy.

 

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The Aegina Pistachio, with its Protected Designation of Origin status is the unique ingredient for high-quality gastronomic creations. Chefs will cook in public and share some of their secrets with visitors, confectioners will be making their tasty sweets and offering them to passersby, while after having walked round the trade show, the dedicated “Gastronomic Corner” is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tastes of the Aegina pistachio next to the sea. You can see the video from past festivals to check out how beautiful they are.

The commercial exhibition, set up along the port of the island, is the core of the celebrations. About 60 kiosks offer local products varying from a great quantity of pistachio and other pistachio nut-based products, as well as local agricultural products, such as Aeginetan cheese and honey, to multiple other traditional goods of Aegina, such as clay objects, kopaneli-laces (hand-woven laces), jewelry and much more.
The program includes art exhibitions, folklore dances, songs, lectures, plays and other performances. At the same time many creative and interesting demonstrations for children are taking place.

 

Tips

Don't leave the festival without trying the  pesto made with pistachio.
 

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