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Edible Easter Leporidae

Sunday, 5 April, 2015

It was Georg Franck von Frankenau who first mentioned the traditional role of the Leporidae family (hares and rabbits) in connection with Easter. That was in 1682 and he was commenting on customs in Alsace in De ovis paschalibus (About Easter Eggs). Fast forward to the 20th century and James Laughlin recalls Easter in Pittsburgh:

“I liked

Thanksgiving better be-
cause that was the day

father took us down to
the mills but Easter I

liked next best and the
rabbits died because we

fed them beet tops and
the lamb pulled up the

grass by the roots and
was sold to Mr. Page the

butcher”

Easter


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