Hot cross buns aren’t the only type of traditional Easter bread. As an international holiday, Easter has a great variety of foods and customs unique to each region of the world. There are so many delicious kinds of Easter breads, for instance, that you could try a different recipe each year and never run out of new options! For starters, here are nine traditional Easter bread recipes that are worth trying.
Travel & Culture
If you search Etsy for clothing made in Tel Aviv, you’ll discover a remarkable number of chic Israeli designers. Their overall style is a combination of simplicity and femininity, perfect for those special occasions that require a classy dress.
Toronto has been called the New York of Canada, and with good reason. The skyscrapers, artsy vibe and variety of nationalities are all reminiscent of NYC, only with a Canadian sense of pride and quirkiness. A few sights you might see while visiting:
1. The eccentric shops and red trams on Queen Street
The American Independence Day is usually celebrated with a barbecue, but if you want to try something different, visit the Colonial Williamsburg website for American recipes from the 18th century. They have a whole department dedicated to researching and recreating colonial American foods, called the Department of Historic Foodways. They’re currently researching culinary topics like coffee, dairying, food preservation, beer brewing and military foods, but there’s a generous list of recipes already posted with instruction videos and background information about the dishes. Some examples:
Tomatoes and Eggs - recipe
Last year, a number of anonymous book sculptures began to appear around Edinburgh. They were left as gifts in libraries, museums and cultural institutions, attached to brief notes that said some variety of ‘thank you’. The artist is still anonymous, but the artwork continues to amaze and inspire. (See the pictures and full story here.)
Book sculpting isn’t just a Scottish phenomenon. Here are some other awesome examples:
1. Vagabond Songs
via Brooke Schmidt
Do the Dutch still wear wooden shoes? Not really, although you might see them on muddy days in the countryside and, of course, around tourists. In Amsterdam, I’ve seen them being worn ‘seriously’ only once: a woman in bright red wooden clogs, doing her grocery shopping at an outdoor market. Generally speaking, however, they’re mostly used for home decorating and national pride. Either way, they’re charming.
1. Columns, columns, columns.
You don’t often see ballerinas on the beach, so Lucy Snowe‘s series of seaside dancers strikes the imagination with both its beauty and oddity. The combination of sand and ballet shoes is just surreal enough to seem like a dream.
New York isn’t so much a city. It’s more of an idea, an abstract dream of affluence and success. Obviously, the real city is more complex than its image. If you visit, you might notice:
1. Bad weather
- they never told you about that one.
When you’re visiting or living in Phoenix, you’re essentially trying to tame the desert temporarily. You get enough water, sunscreen and air conditioning, and you feel safe and comfortable—but subconsciously somewhere, you might wonder: ‘How long will this last? When will the water finally just end?’
Maybe Phoenix will exist forever, or maybe it’ll turn into a massive ghost city one day. Either way, it’s a curious place.
1. The dry heat
- you can practically see it from the airplane window.