Item description for From Saint Hildegard's Kitchen: Foods of Health, Foods of Joy by Jany Rosset-Fournier...
Overview Hundreds of appetizing recipes are combined with sound commentaries offering advice, and inspirational reflections offering guidance to revitalize us and help preserve good health in every sphere--physical, spiritual, and psychological.
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Studio: Liguori Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.33" Width: 7.35" Height: 0.83" Weight: 1.47 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Liguori Publications
ISBN 0764804863 ISBN13 9780764804861
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More About Jany Rosset-Fournier
Jany Fournier-Rosset is a native of France, renowned for her culinary talents. She is also a lay oblate of Saint Benedict.
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Food for the body and the soul from the 12th century! Dec 31, 2000
Saint Hildegard lived in the 12th century. She was an abbess, a mystic, and eventually, a saint. Among the considerable writings she left are her thoughts and opinions on the spiritual as well as physical values of various foodstuffs. This rather unusual cookbook derives its recipes from these theological and visionary musings, although a few are directly from the saint herself. This is not a meat and potatoes diet at all, but surprisingly well-balanced, considering the limitations of medieval fare. There is an emphasis on greens and grains, especially that health food junkie's delight, spelt, a decidedly acquired taste. Dishes vary from the simple, using only a few ingredients to the much more complicated, requiring a very well stocked pantry. A few ingredients will be unfamiliar to most 21st century cooks in the Midwest. I doubt that many folks regularly cook with nettles, something we generally consider a weed these days, but St. Hildegard makes a omelet of them,praising their purgative, restorative, and stimulative virtues. While this slim volume may prove more for reading, than cooking, Chicken Cooked in Wine for the Heart and the Tunisian Ratatouille are quite delicious.