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Easter at Fabulous Foodshttp://www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/easter/easter.html
Review by Debbie Mazo
When you think of Easter, what comes to mind? Probably, images of bunnies, decorative eggs, and hot cross buns. Find out about old-world customs when you check out Easter At Fabulous Foods, like the story of the Easter Bunny or the traditions surrounding Easter eggs. The most identifiable symbols of the season, Easter eggs represent fertility and new life. Simple or intricate, people around the world decorate eggs to celebrate Easter, using techniques described at the site like making blown-out eggs. With this method, the egg's contents are removed by piercing the end of each egg with a needle and blowing the insides into a bowl. The hollow eggs are then dyed various colors.
Many cultures prepare special celebratory breads that are traditionally served at Easter. Rich with eggs and butter, Easter breads are studded with fruits and nuts. Bread is an important symbol at Easter as it represents the resurrection of Christ: flour comes to life and transforms itself to bread. Easter at Fabulous Foods features the unique breads of Easter, including Hot Cross Buns, which pre-date Christianity. You'll also find recipes for Tsoureki (Greece) and Kulich (Russia) breads, traditionally adorned with scarlet red Easter eggs and a red rosebud.
Having trouble deciding what to serve for Easter dinner? Easter at Fabulous Foods offers four sample menus, all of which make a terrific Easter dinner. Mix and match components of these menus or recipes from the site's archives to create your own perfect dinner. For a traditional menu, serve a ham or lamb entrée like Baked Ham with Honey-Apricot Glaze or Rack of Lamb with Herbed Crust. For a vegetarian style menu, sample selections like Roasted Vegetable Stacks featuring roasted, marinated vegetables stacked with cheese. Each menu ends with a dessert of fresh Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for an easy recipe that can add an indulgent touch to any Easter dinner.
A favorite holiday for children, celebrating Easter usually involves participating in games that will provide happy memories for years to come. At Easter at Fabulous Foods, you'll find hints for organizing everything from an Egg Hunt to a game of Egg Rolling (rolling eggs down a hill, and then watching which one reaches the bottom first). Prepare some of the site's favorites for children, like Easter cupcakes, and you can create even more family traditions for this festive holiday.
Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].
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