Forget the history, let’s stick to chocolate egg hunts!

Penny Bunting looks at the origins of our ‘Easter foods’ – and meets a chef who is back in Derbyshire at one of the county’s best-known hotels.

LIKE ALL MAJOR FESTIVALS, Easter is a time of year when traditional foods are enjoyed by many of us. There are certain foods that we only eat at Easter – and in doing so we’re often continuing traditions that are hundreds of years old. Take the Easter egg, for example.

Eggs have long been associated with Easter, but Easter eggs weren’t always made of chocolate…