The Resolve of the Bombay Catholics and Miss Danie’s Easter Eggs

I joined work in the middle of Lent, and discovered that observant Catholics from Bombay and abouts go vegetarian for Lent. For all of it. I have known people to give up a particular favourite for Lent – a couple I once met told me they’d tried giving up sex, but gave in and conceived their first child instead – but I’ve never known a community to give up a defining chunk of their cuisine altogether.

I’m a little bit gobsmacked, actually. Being vegetarian is not really that big of a deal in India, because millions of Indians are born into faith-based vegetarian cultures and never taste animal protein. But to give up the good stuff when you know how delicious it is – now that takes some steel in the spine!

Still, Easter is almost here, that happy Sunday when all creatures big and small return to the Catholic kitchens, and in celebration, here are three pictures of the fabulous Easter eggs my lovely colleague Daniela Cardoz made for her family last year. See and envy her lucky family, people!

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2 comments

  1. Yeah its true Priyanka, I’m a Bombay Catholic and just can’t wait for Easter Sunday to hog on some non-veg stuff after 40 days.Lovely pics of Easter eggs i must say, they look delicious.Wish you a very happy Easter. Cheers!

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