Easter done sustainably

The Last Supper

Food is such an integral part of our lives, forming part of the fabrics of our British culture as it brings us together to celebrate religious events. Easter is a particularly poignant part of the year in which food takes centre stage. This time of year is a huge part of British culture, originally stemming from the Pagan religion and later being adapted by Christians to mark the crucifixion and rebirth of Jesus.

Lamb lying down in field

Traditionally, the food we have chosen to celebrate Easter with is Lamb, as a representation of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. It has become ingrained in our culture to serve this roast dinner featuring Lamb on easter Sunday surrounded by family and friends. However, in recent years there has been a noticeable shift in societies values towards food. People have become increasingly focused on the nutrition, ethics, and environmental footprint of their meals. Red meat has received increasing attention for its high carbon footprint and health impacts. In light of this, many consumers are opting to leave out the meat on their plates in favour of plant-based alternatives.

Can we change traditional food culture?

Many people dig into rich red meats simply because it is so ingrained in our culture to do so at these cultural occasions. However, it is worth considering that just because something is a tradition does not necessarily mean it is the best option, or the only way we can continue to mark these occasions. The Pagan religion is thousands of years old, these people followed many rituals and beliefs that we have left in the past, so why do we continue with this tradition? In the modern forward-thinking society that we inhabit today, which is threatened by climate change, health challenges and concerns over ethics, perhaps this tradition of eating lamb is one that could be reinvented?

What could I eat instead?

There is a growing trend towards eating more plant-based food and with that comes an influx of meat-free recipes! From mushroom wellingtons to nut roasts there are plenty of alternative centrepiece dishes that you can share with your family and friends this easter.

 

Why not try our mushroom wellington recipe? Simply click here and enjoy!

There is a growing trend towards eating more plant-based food and with that comes an influx of meat-free recipes! From mushroom wellingtons to nut roasts there are plenty of alternative centrepiece dishes that you can share with your family and friends this easter.

Sliced Mushroom Wellington

Why not try our mushroom wellington recipe? Simply click here and enjoy!

Sliced Mushroom Wellington

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