Easter and food in the era of social distancing
Happy Easter Tribers, where are you? Was your Easter also marked by social distancing? How are you?
The photo you see contains a "Easter care package" my parents sent us. These are an Easter egg, a pastiera (typical Easter cake from Naples), two half Casatiello (typical Easter salted pie from Naples) one with salami and one with a fatter sausage, artichokes and rolls with sauce.
And to underline how fundamental food is for us Italics I'll tell you this: we were setting the table when we hear some confusion. We looked out, and it was a flashmob in which all the neighbours of the buildings next door wished Happy Easter and applauded. But of course, it didn't end there: once the applause ended, we started asking ourselves "What are you eating today?". And so after hearing all the menus from neighbours (whose names I don't even know), we went to lunch.
Here in Italy, the Easter holiday is deeply felt, and we all celebrate it, Christians and non-Christians alike. It is strange not to celebrate with the family, just as tomorrow it will be strange not to spend the Easter Monday outdoors, having a picnic and sunbathing.
But I guess it's the same for everyone, almost all parts of the world in lockdown, so I asked myself: how are you? I hope you didn't feel too lonely today. I send you a virtual hug, hoping that you have spent a peaceful day, and doing something relaxing.