|Gracias, Canejo Pascua!|
For Catholics, Easter is still the big religious holiday (like it used to be in the States before Coca-Cola co-opted Santa Claus). It doesn't have the big parade that Christmas does because it's more a family affair. And the big family day is Good Friday. And the big family meal that day is lunch.
|A miracle of fish, extra salt|
|Can't you just smell it?|
The soup is very rich and is, not surprisingly, different depending on who makes it, given the number of ingredients one can tweak. The best I had was at our friends' Marco and Carmita's house for dinner (after the extended family cleared out after the big meal). And were we cheating by eating chicken as well? I can't remember the whole meat prohibition. I have so much to learn.
|Fanesca soup & cherry wine. ¡Qué rico!|
It seems there is no canejo de pascua (Easter Bunny) here, which I think is a huge opportunity for American entrepreneurs in a country where the most predominant food staple is processed sugar. But as with St. Nick. he delivers to believers all over the world. Matter of fact, he seems to have modernized and mass produces eggs in a factory here, as the kids noticed that each easter egg was stamped with a bar code and Spanish words. Though I must say I'm not for all this efficiency and modernization; he seems to have substituted some tasty ingredient in his chocolates with wax. Maybe he's sourcing right in the host country.
|7th story livin'|
Anyone leaving town for Memorial weekend?