Being a Jew and all, I’ve never cooked Easter dinner before. I was aware that ham was a favorite, but that never made any sense to me. I’m pretty sure that Jesus kept kosher, and I never heard anyone call him the Ham of God.
Lamb always made a lot more sense to me — the paschal lamb. And something green, for spring. I have a rule to never try a new recipe on company, but I broke it for the occasion. It worked out great, thanks to beginner’s luck. Look at that lamb lollipop! Look at that chilled pea soup! The adult guests were very complimentary, but the children….well, a five-year-old boy came in and, passing our fruit basket, asked, “Mommy, can I have a banana?”