Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter, what's for... breakfast?

Like any other country that celebrates Easter, The Netherlands have their own traditions when it comes to celebrating this Christian holiday. Besides the obvious religious background (the resurrection of Jesus Christ), for many people it also represents the beginning of spring.

Easter is usually celebrated by decorating, hunting and eating loads of eggs! But in Brazil you eat Atlantic cod, in the US baked ham, in Italy they have “colomba” and  -depending on the region- torta pasqualina (Easter pie); while in Greece they eat a specific kind of sweet bread, tsoureki.

The Dutch have Easter breakfast… with... you guessed that right, lot’s of eggs! Other Easter essentials include Paasstol (a fruited bread loaf), bread bunnies with a boiled egg inside, as well as butter lambs. It's also the season for asparagus and roast lamb, but that might be more suitable for lunch or dinner. Bon app├ętit!

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