Spices roasted, all the other ingredients waiting to be transformed into a chicken laksa. Normally I would be cooking wild boar for at least 8 people, my non traditional traditional good friday dinner! Not last year or today, which is strange after approx 13 years of cooking this dish on Good Friday plus any other game I had been given . Then going into the village to watch the procession and the burning of the cross. The latter being very much a tradition in our village ( and seemingly the only one in the whole of Italy )but even the priest couldn’t tell me why or the meaning behind it except that he disapproved 😂

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Hari Ghotra
17 days

@elisabethjohl what?? That sounds crazy 😜

Hari Ghotra
17 days

Burning 🔥 off the cross??? Really?

Hari Ghotra
17 days

I love laska @Debbie Gorman now share your recipe please!

Gordon Moore
18 days

@Debbie Gorman I'm sure that being new he won't want upset the locals 😬..... not until he's been there a few years 😁

Debbie Gorman
18 days

@Gordon Moore He wanted to ban it but I think there would have been too much of an outcry. Sadly he died 2 years ago and the pandemic has meant that we haven’t been able to do it for the last 2 years. We will have to see what the new priest is like but he is younger and seems more modern. I’m not catholic and don’t attend mass so I maybe wrong !!

Debbie Gorman
18 days

@elisabethjohl I gave no idea Elisabeth , no one seems to know the origin. It is always a good excuse to meet up with people after the procession and drink a lot😅.
Happy easter to you too.

elisabethjohl
18 days

Could there been a pagan historical about it? Here ther is a procession in wich People hurt itself with some kind of equipment until blood comes out. 😔😔
Happy Easter Debbie

Gordon Moore
18 days

mmm I've never tried laksa but that sounds and looks delicious 😋. can't imagine why the priest would disapprove of the burning of the cross 🤭

Johnnie G
19 days

Sembra buono!