THIS WEEK’S GUESTS:
Patricia Pantazopoulos – Owner of Anonymous Artisan Bites & Coffee Bar
Tony Taylor – Owner of Lagniappe Catering & Consulting and Lagniappe Seasonings
Fred Olson – Formerly Mac Hudson of “The Hudson & Harrigan Show”
I couldn’t help but notice out how similar many of the menu items are in both the Passover Seder and Easter Dinner. Take lamb, as a good example. Lamb is a mandatory food element in the observance of Passover. It symbolizes the blood of the lamb that God told the Hebrews to smear on their doorframes so the angel of death would “pass over” their homes. That’s where that term “Passover” comes from in Judaism. That might seem pretty elementary to some of you, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t know that simple fact about Passover. In any case, lamb is an essential part of the Passover Seder. Likewise, “the blood of the lamb” is at the heart and soul of Christianity, too. In fact, most New Testament scholars believe the “blood of the lamb” in the Old Testament is a direct precursor to “the blood of the lamb” reference to Jesus’ death on the cross in the New Testament.