It seems appropriate to have a post especially dedicated to today: Easter. And this will focus less on Easter in a traditional sense, but about food.
Where does one go to find the perfect recipes for Easter dinner?
First stop might be the newspaper. The New York Times and Washington Post both are featuring Easter foods to celebrate for today. The Post has a slideshow of brunch photos from viewers from all over the U.S. The Times also displays a slideshow, but theirs also includes links to recipes to make the food featured in the photos.
If you want more inspiration for what foods to make, the second stop, especially for desserts, should be TasteSpotting.com. Pull up the front page and all the images are of edible candied Easter eggs, nests and bunnies. You can also find Italian braided breads with whole eggs braided into the bread. Each photo is linked to the blog where the recipe is posted.
Thinking of desserts, chocolate cannot be forgotten. Chocolate may be just as important to the celebration of Easter as flowery dresses and the Easter bunny. Actually, it may even be more important. Easter, coming at the end of Lent, means chocolate will be eaten for the first time in several weeks for many people around the world. When walking around the supermarket, it is hard not to be overwhelmed by the amount of different kinds and shapes of chocolates in Easter wrappings.
You can even find giant imitations of bunnies made out of chocolate. The largest chocolate bunny on world record was 12 feet 5 inches tall and weighed around 5 tons, according to the World Records Academy. The bunny was created by South African Harry Johnson in 2010. Talk about big bunnies.
The best place to go for Easter food, however, is probably from family traditions and recipes. According to GourmetGiftBaskets.com, traditional Easter meats are ham or lamb, with side dishes of mashed potatoes and green been casserole. But of course many families have their own traditions and customs—and obviously not every family celebrates Easter.
It is always interesting to see how the newspapers and magazines treat Easter. Most seem to feel that talking about the different foods and decorations is as far as they can go without insulting anyone. Martha Stuart seems to have no problem with dolling out the ideas for how an Easter party can look and what you can do to make your party and house look like it.
From magazines to newspapers to family traditions, what are you doing for Easter dinner?