Celebrating festivals in French families is synonymous with: eating well, sumptuously and for hours until even the most experienced gourmets can no longer. This applies to Christmas, where you work from foie gras to oysters and goose to Christmas cake. And to a somewhat less excessive extent, this also applies to Easter, when traditionally filled eggs and asparagus, leg of lamb and desserts are on the menu. All of this, of course, appropriately accompanied by champagne, wine and sometimes heated political discussions.
Those who like to eat have their greatest pleasure on these occasions as long as the stomach is involved. However, it is disappointing to see those who expect traditions they have loved from their German homeland also in the neighbouring country. Baking cookies and cooking mulled wine in the advent season, hiding a nest and colouring eggs colourfully at Easter? Exile Germans in Paris, who in their early days encounter stupefied incomprehension with such naturally-appearing needs, like to celebrate these traditions with other compatriots in France and cover themselves in advance with home utensils from mulled wine spices for Advent celebrations to egg colouring. Means for Easter.
New trends in Corona times
The Easter gatherings among Germans are cancelled this year due to curfews – it is still uncertain when social life will start again. For a little Easter mood with colleges, it is advisable to search for natural remedies from spinach to turmeric in the absence of ready-made colouring mixtures.
As a look at the social networks shows, the house arrest, which has now lasted more than three weeks, allowed many to expand their repertoire of recipes.
Cakes without flour, which stubbornly sold out in Corona times, are becoming a new trend. The good and sumptuous food at Easter should still be assured even if meetings in large families are largely cancelled. And probably also some political disputes. © Mannheimer Morgen, Thursday, April 9th, 2020