Food & Drinks · London · Traditions

Long Live to Arinca!

Comer algo que se desconhece leva-nos sempre a querer saber mais sobre “a coisa”. Com o estranho nome de Haddock fish por todo o lado, decidi que era altura de saber o que afinal tinha comprado para comer. E graças à maravilha da Web, do Google e da Wikipédia, descobri muita coisa. Como por exemplo,… Continue reading Long Live to Arinca!

Holiday · London · Traditions

The Easter Bunny

Rabbits, due to their fecund nature, have always been a symbol of fertility.The Easter bunny (rabbit) however may actually be an Easter hare. The hare was allegedly a companion of the ancient Moon goddess and of Eostre. Strangely the bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have it’s origins in Germany, where it was first… Continue reading The Easter Bunny

Holiday · London · Traditions

Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are a very old tradition going to a time before Christianity. Eggs after all are a symbol of spring and new life. Exchanging and eating Easter eggs is a popular custom in many countries. In the UK before they were replaced by chocolate Easter eggs real eggs were used, in most cases, chicken… Continue reading Easter Eggs

Lisboa · London · Traditions

Lisboa Pastry

Hoje descobri um cantinho de Portugal, um pouco mais à frente da esquina da Camden High Street e a Plender Street: a Pastelaria Lisboa. Depois de um cafézinho matinal no Costa Cafe – um ritual de luxo só em dias especiais como o de hoje – passeei pela Camden High Street que vai dar ao… Continue reading Lisboa Pastry

London · Traditions

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter. Christians remember it as the day of the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist. The word Maundy” comes from the French word, “Mande,” meaning “command” or “mandate” and is taken from the command given by Christ… Continue reading Maundy Thursday

Holiday · London · Traditions

Easter in the UK

In the UK Easter is one of the major Christian festivals of the year. It is full of customs, folklore and traditional food. However, Easter in Britain has its beginnings long before the arrival of Christianity. Many theologians believe Easter itself is named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring – Eostre. In… Continue reading Easter in the UK