Vatican Cookbook

500 Years of Classic Recipes, Papal Tributes, and Exclusive Images of Life and Art at the Vatican


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From the pope's table to yours

The Pontifical Swiss Guard presents … a book like no other. From the elite protectors of the Popes and Defenders of the Faith for more than 500 years, a unique collection of exceptional recipes from simple to sublime, everyday staples to holiday feasts. Here are the classics served at Vatican tables for centuries and the finest of modern cuisine.

Best of all, we pay tribute to Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, and Saint John Paul II with their personal favorite dishes from their homelands of Argentina, Bavaria, and Poland.

A marvelous cookbook and so much more. The Vatican Cookbook features superb photographs that take us behind the scenes to secret and special places of Vatican City. Walk the hallowed halls of St. Peter's, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the stories and legends of the Swiss Guard handed down since the days of Michelangelo.

For all who love to cook and share meals with family and friends, and for all who are fascinated by the wonders and the grandeur of the Vatican, the Swiss Guard is pleased to offer you … The Vatican Cookbook.

Patricia Heaton photo

"Fabulous recipes, great stories and an absolutely gorgeous book. I keep moving it from the coffee table to the kitchen."

Patricia Heaton
The Middle, Food Network
Michael Symon photo

"Has there ever been a cookbook with the favorite dishes of Popes and Saints, wrapped in the beauty of the Vatican? Well, there is now. Wow!"

Michael Symon
The Chew, Iron Chef
Cardinal Sean O’Malley photo

"A wonderful book … Any home would be graced by a copy of Pontifical Swiss Guard presents The Vatican Cookbook. It is my hope this book will help people come together to share the goodness of the Lord. "

Cardinal Sean O’Malley
Archbishop of Boston
People Magazine  photo

"The only thing cooler than actually enjoying a meal with Pope Francis is making one of his personal favorite dishes at home — and with the upcoming Vatican Cookbook, you can do just that."

People Magazine
Yahoo News  photo

"Want to eat like a pope? In The Vatican Cookbook, readers learn that Pope Francis is fond of Argentine dishes, Pope Benedict is partial to Bavarian sausage salad and Pope John Paul II enjoyed Polish pierogi…"

Yahoo News
Book Depository  photo

"This one-of-a-kind book features over a hundred full-color photographs, beautiful behind-the-scenes shots of daily life at the Vatican and more, making this gorgeous cookbook nothing short of divine. "

Book Depository
Aleteia  photo

"Now you can eat like His Holiness without taking a trip to Rome, because The Vatican Cookbook will be available in hardcover on April 5, and includes “500 years of classic recipes, papal tributes, and exclusive art and images of life at The Vatican."

Inquisitive Eater  photo

"The coolest Pope ever is getting his own cookbook! The Vatican Cookbook by the Swiss Guard includes directions and ingredients for all meals, from “everyday staples to holiday feasts” and “classics served at Vatican tables for centuries.”"

Inquisitive Eater
Andreas Widmer photo

"The art, the tributes to the Popes, the stories of the Swiss Guard, the culinary delights of the Vatican---a magnificent work that more than measures up to being The Vatican Cookbook."

Andreas Widmer
Author of The Pope and the CEO
Cardinal Donald Wuerl photo

"Thank you, Joan, for making Rome all the more accessible to all of us."

Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
  • Pages: 204
  • Format(s): Hardcover, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622823-321
  • Product Code: 3321
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: March 23, 2016
  • Categories: Bestsellers, By Title, Church History, eBooks, Cookbooks
Beautiful photographs that transport you right to Rome!
This is a beautiful book. The colors in the photos are vibrant and very striking. I gave this as a gift and the recipient loved it. She said it took her right back to when she was in Rome as a child.
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Spectacular book!
I originally bought this because I thought it would have some nice photos and stories. And it really does! And the recipes are nicely organized and simple to follow. The pictures of the dishes and around the Vatican are beautifully done.
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What a beautiful book! The photography is superb! The recipes are not only divine but they are simply delicious. My husband purchased this cookbook for my birthday and I have nothing but praise. Either for yourself or as a gift, 'The Vatican Cookbook' will not disappoint.
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This is a one of a kind cookbook. Makes a great gift!!!
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