Get your ingredients together to bake this classic Neapolitan stuffed Easter bread that was also served at the king’s ball in Cinderella!
Easter is all about rebirth, yet it is celebrated with completely unnecessary killing and suffering of non-human animals; we have no good reason to inflict such violence, other than our palate pleasure. This recipe reclaims Easter by celebrating all animal life and demonstrating that palate pleasure and peace can coexist beautifully.
After the traditional period of Lenten fasting, Easter is celebrated by preparing many high calorie dishes. A particular favourite of mine from Napoli is the casatiello, a typical Neapolitan stuffed bread made for Easter. It has been around since at least the late 1500’s. It makes its earliest printed appearance between 1634-1636, in the fable collection by Neapolitan writer Giambattista Basile, the Lo Cunto de Li Cunti, collected and printed posthumously. The collection includes the original Cinderella fable, entitled La GattaCenerentola, and it inspired Charles Perrault to write the version of Cinderella with which we are familiar today. In…
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