During this multicultural holiday week where we celebrate both Passover and Easter, I have been giving a lot of thought to food, as I always do.
According to the Encyclopedia of Religion, Mircea Eliade editor in chief [MacMillan:New York] 1987, volume 5 (p. 558):
“Among Easter foods the most significant is the Easter lamb, which is in many places the main dish of the Easter Sunday meal. Corresponding to the Passover lamb and to Christ, the Lamb of God, this dish has become a central symbol of Easter. Also popular among European and Americans on Easter is ham, because the pig was considered a symbol of luck in pre-Christian Europe.”
But for me, this week my thoughts have been directed more specifically towards lamb.
I love lamb. I could share dozens of stories of the numerous meals I have eaten over the years that included lamb.
This is one of my favorites from a restaurant called Los Lenos in Montevideo, Uruguay. Continue reading