Jan 25, 2022
Like every good recipe, a good book has to do a lot with the ingredients. So what happens when you combine top biblical scholar and evangelist Scott Hahn with former Suiss Guard and award winning chef David Geisser? You guessed it: the best Lenten cookbook ever.
In The Lenten Cookbook, Geisser offers a long list of very doable recipes for Lenten breakfasts, snacks, salads, main course lunches and dinners, while Hahn describes for us the deep, ancient roots for fasting and how, paradoxically, thanks to Catholic traditions, fasting is not opposed to the joy of cooking well and elegantly. To the contrary, done well, it is a beautiful act of charity.
From breads to stews to omelets and desserts, Geisser provides 75 new international recipes magnificently illustrated and specially conceived for the penitential season of Lent from a Catholic perspective.
As the editors highlight, "Much more than a cookbook, this first-ever guidebook for mealtimes in Lent features essays from acclaimed biblical scholar Scott Hahn, who reflects on the history of fasting and its integral role in our personal spiritual growth. Hahn guides you on how to practice a holy Lent that will enable you to return your focus to Christ, and how to carry the unique and extraordinary joys of Lent forward into the rest of the year."