A Continual Feast: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family and Faith Throughout the Christian Year

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Ignatius Press, 1991 - Cooking - 304 pages
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A cookbook full of wonderful recipes and ideas drawn from throughout the Christian tradition, with suggestions about when, and why, these dishes might be served. It contains more than 275 recipes with which to celebrate all the holidays throughout the Christian year, as well as the many shared rituals that strengthen family bonds and enrich the significance of the day to day events of our lives. How these rituals, rites and feasts came about, how they are celebrated around the world, and how you can bring them into your home are described every step of the way. Includes wonderful illustrations.

A Continual Feast brings new meaning to "breaking bread together." A book to cook from and learn from, it includes: menus for holidays and every day recipes for all occasions from church picnics and Sunday suppers to birthdays, namedays, confirmations, and baptisms; wonderful cooking projects for children; recipes for Christmas giving; thoughtful suggestions on taking food to others; customs associated with many great Christian holidays from Advent through Pentecost as well as various saints days around the world; traditional meanings associated with particular foods; tips on fasting and abstinence; recipes that incorporate leftovers; quotations from the Bible and various theological and gastronomic sources; many recipes of varied ethnic origins; a wealth of Christian history and thought.

  

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Review: A Continual Feast: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family and Faith Throughout the Christian Year

User Review  - Jennifer Parks - Goodreads

I have owned this cookbook for many years, and rely on it heavily not so much for the recipes per se (although they are perfectly adequate) but for the liturgical calendar details included in the ... Read full review

Review: A Continual Feast: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family and Faith Throughout the Christian Year

User Review  - Emily Woodham - Goodreads

This book is worth having on your shelf if only for all the great information on different food traditions for the liturgical year, fasts and feasts! I've only made three of the recipes so far, and all have turned out well. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
21
DAY BY DAY
49
TRADITIONS OF CHRISTIAN HOSPITALITY
67
ADVENT
91
CHRISTMAS DAY AND THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
141
The reveillon meal Christmas dinner Carolsinging party
164
Mothering
170
EASTER
193
PENTECOST
209
part three Feasts in honor of the saints and other
225
SPRING
245
FALL
269
St Michael Devilsand DeviledFood St Francis of Assisi
282
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About the author (1991)

Evelyn Birge Vitz is Professor of French and director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at New York University, and has published widely on medieval and renaissance literature and literary theory.

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