CNA Staff, Oct 27, 2020 / 16:44 pm
A new cookbook offers recipes, some more than 1,000 years old, that have been served at the Vatican during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
"The Vatican Christmas Cookbook" is written by chef David Geisser, who is a former member of the Vatican's Swiss Guard, along with author Thomas Kelly. The book offers stories of the Vatican's own Christmas celebrations, and includes 100 Vatican Christmas recipes.
The book pays special attention to the Swiss Guard, the small military force that has guarded popes for five centuries.
"It is only with the cooperation and assistance of the Swiss Guard that we are able to present this compilation of special recipes, stories, and imagery inspired by the Vatican and set in the glory and wonder of the Christmas season," the book's forward explains.