20 Easter Recipes From Around the World
There's more to Easter than colored eggs, chocolate rabbits, and Peeps. People around the world honor the annual occasion with distinct meals specially prepared just for the holiday. Although the menus for Easter dinner vary widely between nations, each meal is tied to delicious cultural traditions. Here are a few of the tastiest ones to try this year.
For symbolic reasons, the French favor lamb as their main course on Easter Sunday. A leg of lamb isn't always cheap, but this recipe requires very few added seasonings to create a delicious centerpiece for Easter dinner. Make sure the meat is still a little pink, to keep with French tradition. Recipe: French Today
In Austria, a typical Easter ham is baked right into a loaf of bread, but it's much easier and just as tasty to prepare the pork in a slow cooker with traditional Central European fixings, such as grated apples, onions, potatoes, and sauerkraut. The ham is easily prepared and left to stew for several hours, allowing families to attend church before eating. Recipe: Recipe 4 Living
A culinary staple of Easter for Italians living abroad and in the United States, pizza chena is a decadent flaky pie stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, mozzarella, salami, ricotta, and prosciutto (though regular ham can be used instead to save money). The recipe requires a spring-form pan to prepare the crust, or you can use a premade piecrust to save time and effort. Recipe: Just a Pinch