Easter is a sacred occasion observed all over the world to commemorate Christ’s death and resurrection. Families would spend this long holiday together at home, cooking or playing fun games with the kids. While we are accustomed to celebrating this event with hot cross buns, chocolate bunnies, and egg hunts, Easter around Europe is just as colourful and festive. Read on and discover what makes Easter in Greece, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland special and unique.(more…)
If you ever get the chance to visit Germany, having authentic German sausages for lunch or snacks is perhaps inevitable. But before making that first big bite, it will be good to learn a few wurst facts and understand what makes each sausage type unique. Here’s our brief guide featuring some of Germany’s well-loved sausages to help you decide which one to try first.
At Easter, it is really nice to make an effort to celebrate food with family and friends. Over the past few years, I have found roast chicken my Easter roast of choice as it is simple to prepare. When served with salad and baked potatoes, it’s not too heavy to enjoy on a long table lunch.(more…)
Gnocchi are fluffy, Italian-style dumplings made of potatoes, flour, or semolina. A classic Italian dish, these versatile dumplings are beautiful baked, fried, sautéed, dressed, or boiled. Try a special dinner with this simple gnocchi recipe served with the traditional tomato sauce and parmesan cheese.
Want to make Easter extra special? Celebrate like the Greeks do and try this traditional Greek bread recipe at home. Traditionally made on Maundy Thursday and served on Easter Sunday, this sweet and light braided loaf called tsoureki comes bright and celebratory with its symbolic red dyed egg on top. It’s made with the two Greek spices mahlepi and masticha, giving tsoureki a distinct and delectable aromatic smell.(more…)
Have you ever tried making bread from scratch? The kneading, the delicious aroma filling your kitchen, and that first bite of freshly baked bread—it’s simply an experience too hard for baking enthusiasts to pass up. Take your baking skills to a new level and try this recipe for homemade rye bread with a flavourful German twist.