My Traditional Easter Breakfast
Here's a photo of the traditional Slovak/Rusyn Easter breakfast I enjoyed at home this morning. Paska, hrutka/syrek (Easter cheese), hrin (beets & horseradish), klobassy, ham, hard-boiled egg--each food symbolic. The cloth in the background has been in my family for many years--my mother used it to cover our Easter basket when we took it to church on Holy Saturday for the traditional Easter blessing. The plate (well-used as it is) has also been in my family a very long time--part of a set of dishes belonging to my mother.
Easter has always been a special holiday in my family.
Christos Voskres is Slovak for Christ is Risen!
Recipes for the above-reference foods and an explanation of the Slovak/Rusyn Easter traditions are available in my book, Baba's Kitchen: Slovak & Rusyn Family Recipes & Traditions (Gateway press). Click here for information on how to order a copy.