Thursday, April 05, 2007

How to Put Together a Traditional Slovak Easter Basket

With the Easter Holiday approaching, I thought I would post another tribute to my Slovak heritage. One of the big traditions was to make some special foods: ham, klobassy, hrudka (Easter cheese) paska (recipe shared in a previous post), beets with horseradish, and dyed hard boiled eggs. The foods would then be placed in a basket and covered with a handmade cloth with Easter symbolism, and taken to church on Holy Saturday afternoon. Here's some images of how to put together the Easter basket. This information is included in my book, Baba's Kitchen: Slovak & Rusyn Family Recipes and Traditions.



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