Cook-and-Lunch session #109 (Canadian)

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Date(s) - 27/02/2019
09:30 - 13:00


In Christian traditions, the 40 days before Easter are known as Lent, and they mark the time that Jesus spent fasting in the desert.  Traditionally, Christians would mark the period with prayers and fasting, abstaining from a whole range of foods, including meat, eggs, fish, fats and milk.  The word ‘shrove’ comes from the old Roman Catholic practice of being ‘shriven’ – meaning to confess one’s sins.  The shriving bell would be rung on Shrove Tuesday to call people to church to confess.

“Shrove Tuesday” is also known as Pancake Day in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada because pancakes are a good way to use up ingredients like flour, sugar, and oil before the Lent fast begins on Ash Wednesday.

When:  Wednesday, February 27th, starting at 9.30am till about 1.00pm thereabouts

Where:  Diana’s home in Plankstadt (address will be provided to those attending)

What:  Pancakes might also be associated with Shrove Tuesday because they represent the four pillars of the Christian faith.  Eggs symbolize creation, flour is the staff of life, salt is wholesomeness, and milk represents purity.

In this session, we will be making potato pancakes, something Diana’s family always ate on “Shrove Tuesday”.  These pancakes goes beautifully with homemade apple sauce.  There will also be salmon and spinach on the menu.  For dessert, we’ll be making “Bavarian Apple Torte”, another delicious way to use up eggs, flour and butter.

There is space for 8 participants.  Online registration opens end January.

Faeimm Tang

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