The Vatican Christmas Cookbook

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The Vatican Christmas Cookbook, eagerly-awaited sequel to the acclaimed #1 bestseller, The Vatican Cookbook, has been released just in time for what is sure to be a most memorable holiday season.

“Swiss Guard Chef” David Geisser offers more than 70 new recipes, some from his days in the Guard, many new versions of Christmas classics, and more fresh innovations from this award-winning leader of the new wave of European chefs.

Thomas Kelly provides the rich history and lore of Christmas at the Vatican and around the world, with inspiring stories of the popes at Christmas, the Three Wise Men, and the First Christmas, all surrounded by magnificent art and photography.

This book earns a place in the kitchen as a handy reference for an assortment of mouthwatering holiday recipes, and on display on the coffee table for all to enjoy.

For those who love Christmas, cooking, fine art, and the storied history of the Vatican and the Swiss Guard, this is a perfect gift. 

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  • Pages: 192
  • Format(s): Hardback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-305-7
  • Product Code: 3057
  • Availability: In Stock
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A Christmas Gift: Life-Giving Nourishment for Both the Body and Soul
The Pontifical Swiss Guard’s elegant “The Vatican Christmas Cookbook” is infused with the Spirit of Christmas with 100 recipes, stories and pictures that are an integral part of the Vatican Christmas narrative. In this beautifully illustrated book, authors David Geisser and Thomas Kelly have again successfully linked our physical and spiritual needs to food – food for the body and food for the soul. Without proper nourishment, we become weak and cannot function properly. “The Vatican Christmas Cookbook” nourishes both. This cookbook centers on recipes that range from simple to elegant, from entrees and side dishes to desserts and cookies, and from individual appetites to communal meals. They are organized by time of the Christmas season – Advent, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Christmas prayers and graces and stories of the Swiss Guard, St. Nicholas, the roots of Advent, how Christmas is celebrated in other countries, the Three Wise Men, and how Popes Leo the Great, Gregory, Benedict XV and St. John Paul II celebrated the season provide ample spiritual nourishment to go along with the book’s “main dish.” Geisser served in the Pontifical Swiss Guard and is today one of the leading chefs in Switzerland. “Food has been his focus since childhood.” Kelly is not even a good cook, but he is veteran writer, editor and producer with more than a dozen books to his name. The Sophia Institute Press is the book’s publisher. It’s parent, the Sophia Institute, is a non-profit that seeks to nurture the spiritual and cultural life of souls and spread the Gospel of Christ in conformity of the authentic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Institute should be extremely proud of this book…it does achieve of the goal of nurturing the spiritual and cultural life of the soul. Those seeking authentic life-giving nourishment for both the body and soul will not be disappointed with “The Vatican Christmas Cookbook”
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Amazing magnificent book
WOW, so beautiful. The recipes, the photos, the history of CHRISTmas, Saint Nicholas, the Pontifical Swiss Guard!
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Simply Elegant
Beautiful and easy to use cookbook! Can't wait to use it for this holiday season!
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Beautifully and Wonderfully Made
Awesome recipes, and beautiful pictures. This book looks great on my coffee table when I'm not using it to cook cozy recipes!
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Wonderful Cookbook Full of Gourmet Meals
'The Vatican Christmas Cookbook' is a wonderful cookbook full of gourmet meal ideas which will please many foodies. It is also a lush coffee table book full of stunning photos as well as the history of the Swiss Guard's role as protectors of the Popes.
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