Eostra and Eggs - Pagan Lent and Easter

Mar 08, 12:01 AM

In this episode we look at the Pagan aspects of Lent and Easter that have endured to the modern day and investigate how the Christian Church had to let folk keep some of their Pagan ways whilst simultaneously have them keep them at arm’s length. We also look at the history behind two Pagan icons: eggs and hot cross buns. Neil goes through the process of making hot cross buns and he visits Dormouse Chocolates, Manchester’s only bean to bar chocolatier to discuss eggs and the art of artisan chocolate-making. For episode notes, photos and recipes please visit https://britishfoodhistory.com/lent-podcast/ Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery Produced by Beena Khetani Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio

In this episode we look at the Pagan aspects of Lent and Easter that have endured to the modern day and investigate how the Christian Church had to let folk keep some of their Pagan ways whilst simultaneously have them keep them at arm’s length. We also look at the history behind two Pagan icons: eggs and hot cross buns.

Neil goes through the process of making hot cross buns and he visits Dormouse Chocolates, Manchester’s only bean to bar chocolatier to discuss eggs and the art of artisan chocolate-making. 

For episode notes, photos and recipes please visit
Written and presented by Dr Neil Buttery
Produced by Beena Khetani
 
Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio