Easter is coming closer and closer, and our Italian food market is overflowing with Italian Easter cakes (colomba!), delicious chocolate eggs and high-quality products for your Easter meals. How can you bring an Italian Easter home? We’ll help you with three simple steps:
Step one: Get your Easter cake
For an infusion of festivity, pick up a colomba. La colomba di Pasqua is a traditional Italian cake named — and shaped — after the Easter dove. During the Easter season, these rich and fluffy cakes are a staple in many homes in Italy. Other than being a sweet and simple dessert for your Easter feast, it’s also an elegantly wrapped cake that makes a great host gift.
Step two: Discover the chocolate egg
From colorful processions to great feasts, there are many ways that Italians celebrate Easter. One of the more delicious traditions – and a favorite of ours – is uova di Pasqua al cioccolato: chocolate Easter eggs! In our market, discover big chocolate eggs with exclusive surprises inside, a big version of the chocolate praline “Baci” and small high-quality eggs from Venchi from our pick and mix. We have all the artisanal chocolate you need for your festivities at home!
Step three: Plan your roast feast
Finally it’s time for one of our Easter favourites — the feast. In our food market, explore a variety of high-quality products, perfect for all your Easter meals. What dishes do the Italians enjoy during Easter?
If there is one star on the table, it is the lamb.
How the lamb is cooked varies from region to region . In Rom it’s tradition to eat lamb chops together with fresh artichokes. Up in the north the lamb is often roasted in the oven together with potatoes, and in the south they put the lamb in a stew together with vegetables.
But there’s more than lamb, of course. On Long Friday the Italians doesn’t eat meat but fish and seafood. The artichoke is in season and extra tasty, which makes it the perfect antipasto. Fresh fava beans with pecorino cheese is a classic antipasto in Rome.
And of course there is bread! From central Italy comes Pizza di Pasqua, a salty cake made of flour, egg, pecorino and parmigiano. Another Easter appetizer is fellata di pasqua, salami with boiled egg.
Swing by our market to get inspiration and tips from our product expert on how to bring Italian Easter home with you!
For a dash more, discover how Italians celebrate Easter. Buona Pasqua!