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The central culinary symbol for Slovenes for Easter is the potica

  • April 01, 2018 14:00
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Easter in Slovenia is a holiday that is closely tied up with tradition and old customs. The central culinary symbol for Slovenes for Easter is the potica, rolled yeast bread with various fillings, such as nuts, honey, poppy seed, almond, carob, chocolate, cracklings and for spring, tarragon. There are over fifty recognized variants of the cake depending on the filling, which can be both sweet and savory and it could weigh up to 34 kilograms.

In addition to potica, chicken eggs are also a central feature of Slovenian Easter foods. Another typical food on the Slovenian Easter table consists of bread, ham and horseradish. These are also the Easter dishes that Christians normally carry to church in huge baskets on Easter Saturday to bless them. Dishes put in Easter baskets have a symbolic importance. There are more than forty such symbols. For instance, Easter eggs represent the blood of Christ, meat symbolizes his body, the potica - his crown, sausages the ropes with which Christ was tied, horseradish the nails with which Christ was crucified.

Source: Slovenia.si



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