My Favara Lamb 

I present to you the Favara-style Easter lamb I made under the direction of Annalisa Pompeo of GoSicily. Sicilian Cooking Experience during our Stirring Sicily hands-on cooking experience last September. The lamb is one of the most prominent symbols of Easter. In Christianity, it symbolizes purity and sacrifice – two qualities associated with Jesus Christ….

Sicily’s Easter Lambs

Making lambs of marzipan (sweet almond paste) is an Easter tradition in Sicily that is passed from mothers to sons and daughters. Like decorating Easter eggs or gingerbread houses at Christmas, the creators take pride in how the outfit their lambs. This beautiful one–and extremely delicious, I might add!–was made by Annalisa Pompeo, the owner…