Greek Chef Explains Greek Easter, Makes Many Of Us Jealous We Aren't Greek

This is one fine food holiday
Apr 17, 2014 11:00 am

With Greek Orthodox Easter set for this Sunday, we chatted with chef Charles Bowman of Periyali, the Flatiron restaurant that essentially invented fine Greek dining in New York City when it opened in 1987. Who was the chef way back then, you ask? Why, Charles Bowman, of course. With the experience of having professionally cooked 27 Greek Easter feasts under his belt, Bowman educated us on the day’s culinary traditions.

Our 10 Favorite Chocolate Easter Eggs & Bunnies, And Where You Can Buy Them

Haute chocolatiers step up their Easter bunny game
Apr 16, 2014 2:00 pm

We love how chocolatiers step outside their Easter basket comfort zones every year, and this one's no exception. Here’s a peek at our favorite Easter chocolate treats — bad-ass rock and roll bunnies, rabbits that have that extra pop (literally!), and eggs that instead of being sad and hollow, are filled with moist, creamy coconut, or buttery caramel and pecans.

30 Seasonal Springy Green Side Dishes To Cook This Weekend

And hey, all 30 pair perfectly with glazed ham!
Apr 16, 2014 11:00 am

If you're throwing an Easter shindig, the main event — ham, lamb or even hamb (think turducken) — is nothing without a table full of excellent sides. Check out 30 delicious hand-picked recipes for seasonal greens to adorn your feast, with no shortage of chard, peas, favas, asparagus, spinach and other favorite spring veggies. 

One Fully Loaded Indie Easter Basket, Please! (Hold The Plastic Grass)

Ready to win Easter? Cool custom basket time!
Apr 10, 2014 11:00 am

Now's the time to start putting together the baskets that will win Easter this year. It's not a contest, you say? Well then why does artisan gift basket wonderland Mouth even exist? Their Hop Hop Easter Basket boasts a wealth of brag-worthy goodies sure to make that pile of sad foil-wrapped chocolate eggs green with envy.

What Is Orthodox Easter And What Do People Eat? We Ask An Expert.

Diane Kochilas talks Greek food, regional cooking
Apr 30, 2013 9:01 am

Some people call it Cinco De Mayo, but this May 5 will be all Greek to some, especially those who are celebrating Greek Easter this weekend. Here's what you need to know about this sacred holiday — with a delicious-sounding menu.

Food Republic's Low-Key Easter Brunch Menu

Plenty of Easter brunch recipes for your menu
Mar 30, 2013 2:01 pm


Any holiday feast centered around a large portion of ham or lamb (either one, as we've emphasized many times this week) deserves a worthy spread around it. Check out our seasonally themed spring Easter dishes and have yourself a feast after you find all the beers. Or eggs. 


7 Ham Recipes To Make For Easter

Meet all your Easter ham needs with one click
Mar 29, 2013 3:31 pm
ideas for easter ham

It's prime ham season! You bet we've missed one of the meatiest, porkiest cuts of pig since we bid the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers farewell. Good thing Easter is right around the corner — reserve your spiral-sliced hunk of goodness now and get ready to glaze it with whatever your heart desires. But we really recommend these 7 ham recipes.

11 Lamb Recipes To Make For Easter

A classic Easter lamb roast is just a click away
Mar 28, 2013 12:03 pm
easter lamb recipes
Photo: Paul Brissman

For those of us unable or simply unwilling to dig a large fire pit over which to roast a whole beast, we have 11 Easter lamb recipes from elegant and super-easy crown roast to meltingly tender stuffed belly. Some involve beautiful whole legs, others simply deal with the shank. Whichever you select, carry on this delicious holiday tradition with an impressive, meaty centerpiece.


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