Estonia · food

Pasta party! / Pastapühad.

We’ve always been very non-traditional when it comes to traditional holiday foods. Usually we don’t follow the traditions in this matter. It’s not intentional. I think the reason might be that during the holidays you have got more time in your hands (with extra days off) and that’s why it’s a perfect time to try to prepare something new, more interesting and more time consuming.

So what did the Estonians make for Easter? We made pasta! Fresh pasta from scratch.

It was fun (especially for me as I was at the eating end only) and we will definitely do it again.

Here are the photos.

First of all we made dumplings with meat filling.

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Making dumplings.

And then we made pasta carbonara.

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Making pasta carbonara.

And we also ate (clockwise from top left) pickled peppers, feta salad, shrimp salad, pickled cucumbers and marinated apples (the old-time favourite, made by my aunt).

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All the other foods.

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Pühadetoit on meie peres alati pigem ebatraditsiooniline olnud. Jõuludeks ei tee me juba aastaid ei verivorsti, hapukapsast ega sülti. Üks põhjus on ilmselt see, et need on kõik head lihtsad tööpäevaõhtu toidud ja seega on pühadeks nendest juba isu täis söödud.

Üks põhjus, miks pühade puhul hoopiski midagi uut, huvitavat ja aeganõudvat teha on muidugi see, et lisanduvate vabade päevadega (kui neid päevi üldse lisandub, aga mõnikord ikka veab) on rohkem aega katsetada.

Nii et mida me munadepühadeks valmistasime? Pastat! Värsket pastat isetehtud tainast.

See oli väga vahva ettevõtmine (eriti minu jaoks, kes ma ainult söömises ja pildistamises osalesin) ja me plaanime seda kindlasti korrata.

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