Easter Food Traditions Around the World

By on March 21, 2012

Easter week is one of the most popular Christian festivals in the world and in many countries, is a great time for food and celebration.

Italian Easter food

In Italy, dinner is typically a sumptuous feast highlighted with gourmet delicacies including Agnellino, roasted baby lamb. Eggs, symbolizing new life, are featured in soups such as a Brodetto Pasquale, a broth-based Easter soup thickened with eggs. Likewise, both sweet and savory bread, symbolizing the bread of life, are a beloved tradition and often given as gifts.

Greek Easter food

At dawn on Easter Sunday in Greece, the spits are prepared, and grills are fired up. The customary main course is a whole roasted lamb to represent the Lamb of God. Everything on the Easter menu is served family-style, including a big salad with lemony dressing and moussaka — lightly fried eggplant and zucchini layered with potatoes and lamb and topped with béchamel sauce.

Other typical Greek Easter dishes include Feta Cheese Platter, Roasted Peppers, Crispy Sweetbreads, Lemon Potatoes, and Mixed Olives. Great Greek wines flow freely, and preparations for the meal turn into special fun times even before the eating begins.

French Easter food

 

In France, as always, the French take great pride in their food, and no small town is without a candy shop. Easter brings a time of fanfare for master chocolatiers to display and celebrate their heavenly creations. Years of practice and great attention to detail produce chocolate eggs that look more like precious art than an edible treat!

In the streets of Paris at Easter, chocolatiers dazzle customers with inspired delectable eggs.

The joy of the day is surely doubled when we celebrate with friends and family, but ever-the-more when we celebrate with fellow believers. Whatever your family heritage may be, by adding a touch of history to your menu, you are sure to bless your loved ones with treasured food memories symbolic of the sweet Lamb of Easter.

Courtesy of Sonoma Christian Home Magazine

Erica Galindo is a Chef, Writer and Stylist. A native of South Florida and veteran Manhattanite, Erica now lives in the beautiful wine country in Sonoma, California with her husband David and son Jack. She has worked as an editor and feature writer for various national and regional publications including: Woman’s Day, Country, Ocean Drive, The South Florida Business Journal and TheChurchReport.com. Erica’s passion for food, faith and family has inspired her to create a new online magazine

About Erica Galindo

Erica Galindo is a Chef, Writer and Stylist. A native of South Florida and veteran Manhattanite, Erica now lives in the beautiful wine country in Sonoma, California with her husband David and son Jack. She has worked as an editor and feature writer for various national and regional publications including: Woman's Day, Country, Ocean Drive, The South Florida Business Journal and TheChurchReport.com. Erica’s passion for food, faith and family has inspired her to create a new online magazine - www.SonomaChristianHome.com.

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Easter Food Traditions Around the World