… marks the move from the light half of the year to the dark half.
Celebrated in the Germanic and Celtic traditions from the evening of 31 October to 1 November, it is
A festival of fires, old and new
Of appeasement and sacrifice
Of games and guessing
Of harvesting (livestock) and food:
apples and nuts (especially hazelnuts)
eggs and bacon
cakes and bakes
being the traditional foods associated with this ancient European festival.
Here under “Edibles for the Landscape” you will find Flammkuchen (Tarte flambée in French): originating from the Franco-Germanic region of Alsace, the original version is all about eggs, bacon, cheese and onion and remains an autumn favourite here in the heart of Europe to this day.