Joyful Eating: Foods for Spring Holidays
Almost everywhere on Earth, Spring is greeted with mayhem like April Fools' pranks and merriment like Maypole dancing. Even religious holidays go for mirth that destroys inhibitions to allow for an unabashedly joyful celebration of winter’s death. This seasonal transition is supposed to be good’s bright, warm triumph over cold, dark evil, and special foods are always served to make the moment even more delicious, easier to savor. Here are some of the world’s edible holiday tributes to the arrival of Spring.
Sandra Garson, a well-known cook for Dharma centers from Maine to Mongolia, is the author of Veggiyana, the Dharma of Cooking and How to Fix a Leek and Other Food From Your Farmers’ Market.