We here at Smoke & Salt (well me and R.) just wanted to write a quick post to say Happy Easter! We are curious as to what the big man himself would have eaten on Maundy Thursday, I’m indeed talking about the big J-Dog or Jeezus and how he’d have lined his stomach before his unfortunate Friday crucifixion (not you Kanye)...
I suppose it’s not something I’d really considered before, biblical food, I mean. Don’t get me wrong though I love the history of food and the changes our diet has gone through throughout the ages (props from any English teachers out there for the use of through, though and throughout in one sentence?). When R. asked me if I had anything special planned for Easter – him and his wife are planning an egg hunt for themselves (or so I gather) – I said that I usually don’t do anything special. R., in his excitement about the whole prospect of his Easter weekend, then proceeded to ask me if I knew what Jesus would have eaten at Easter. Usually, I am pretty knowledgeable about these things – I am an avid food scholar, however, this time I was caught short for an answer.
Keep reading if you want to find out (and perhaps emulate) the meal that would have been eaten for Passover in 0 AD (edit: after much deliberation and looking up the traditional dating methods – apparently there is no 0 AD, but it should be around 29-30 AD the Jesus died).
Okay, probably a lot of you (especially if you practice Judaism or are generally studious around the Bible) may know the answer already, however if you’re ignorant and curious like us, here goes:
Phew, that sounds like a pretty fine meal! If you want to be non-tradish about it, probably do the roast lamb as your Easter Sunday roast, sling a few flatbreads and veggies on there and wahey you’re eating as well as Jesus himself. I’m glad I have had this opportunity to research a bit more about Passover and in turn the Jewish culture in general. Please send us a message if you make this at home the Easter (even better if they are proper Jewish Passover pics!). Also, let me know if I missed out anything or got anything wrong (there is a high chance that I have!) A.