Sunday, April 12, 2009

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.

1 comment:

Kiril said...

Cool story!

Some of my earliest, and best, memories of my Father, come from my childhood in the 60's, when we attended the Easter Midnight Services at the Russian Orthodox Church in Glendora, Ca.

Kiril "The Mad Macedonian" Kundurazieff