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?

1y ago

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.

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Comments (26)

  • Happy Easter from MΓΆnchengladbach (unpronounceable, yes, I know 😁) in Germany. So far it was a wonderfully warm (23Β° C) and sunny day. Luckily we don't have a total lockdown in Germany, so I could walk over and have a nice Easter brunch with my family. I'm actually still full 😊. Then a good friend of mine came up with the idea of a Skype-beer, so that's what we did. And now I'm having some more beer on my own. Not a bad day, I'd say 😁

      1 year ago
  • Happy Easter 🐣- after the long time it was 🍳 eggs, beans and sausages for breakfast. Miss to go and meet my people - the weather is nice πŸ‘πŸΌ

      1 year ago
  • Happy Easter from West Sussex. We live near Gatwick airport and with no plans flying the skies have been crystal clear. Nice hamper btw

      1 year ago
    • Oh wow, I hadn't thought of the sky without planes... I guess it's one of the beautiful things, like dolphins in Venice! Happy Easter, dear Adrian πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

        1 year ago
    • Just like the dolphins. We can see for miles every day. Everything is crystal clear to look at. Enjoying for the time being

        1 year ago
  • I slept almost all day, music, food with parents, books..my usually boring stuff

      11 months ago
  • What a lovely gift on this nice Easter Sunday 😊

      1 year ago