Category Archives: Fr. Z’s Kitchen

ASK FATHER: Egg nog – A holiday treat for all, or only for deaconettes?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What are your thoughts on egg nog? A delicious holiday treat, or a custom befitting female deacons? Is non-alcoholic egg nog truly egg nog (or the other way around)?
These are the important questions, Father.
I am sure you are … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A lunch tribute to #MaximumBeans

Each time tweet attention hungry Massimo “Beans” Faggioli encounters a traditional or faithful person, position, or has a set back, he gets a little sour.  He can’t really help it. He is angling for elevation as a cadre in the … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Vincent edition

Most of my meals are accomplished alone.  As a result, I don’t always make food that is complex.  I  do, however, sincerely enjoy making a larger meal for guests and consuming it in a leisurely way.
I have friends in town … Continue reading

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GARUM WATCH! Ancient underwater discovery

Sometimes I have written of the joys of garum.
The ancient Romans loved to slather their foods, and add as a cooking ingredient, wondrous garum. Garum is a fermented fish sauce, highly attested in ancient literature, the preparation of which is … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Supper For the Promotion of Clericalism and a NOTE to MS. Winters – UPDATED

UPDATE 17 July 2017:
Some of you are writing to me to ask for CCW cards.  I’m not the guy.  However, I passed the word to Fr. Heilman, who responded:
They’ll be available at romancatholicgear.com within the week. They must possess a “Combat Rosary” … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Easter Sunday Clerical Supper

I was pleased to have had a guest priest come to town to help with our Sacred Triduum in the Extraordinary Form. His presence allowed us to have a Solemn Triduum. It also allowed me to brush off my cooking utensils. … Continue reading

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Fidel’s Ignoble Exit and A Drink Suggestion

The jeep carrying Fidel Castro’s ashed today – wait for it – broke down and had to be pushed. HERE

In case you didn’t know…
HOW TO MAKE A CUBA LIBRE (or How to Make Cuba Free)
Equipment

Tall glass
Long spoon or stir stick

Ingredients

Ice cubes
2 … Continue reading

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CHICAGO: 26 September – Essential Debate Day FOOD Edition!

I am in Chicago.  More exactly, I am in Park Ridge, the city where the worst of the presidential candidates grew up!  I will be here tonight and will watch the first presidential debate with friends.
There will be cooking.  There … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Odd Brit Sandwich, Priest Killer Pasta, Beautiful Youth Missal

So there I am, minding my own business, watching an episode of Endeavour (UK HERE prequel to Inspector Morse UK HERE), and there’s Thursday eating a “cheese and pickle” sandwich.
“?!?”, quoth I. “That can’t mean what it seems to mean. Brits … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Healthy and Not

In an earlier post, I affirmed my love of country. I think honorable men should love God, family and country.
Today I love America also because of this.
Last night at the parish we had a BBQ with a large group of … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Concerning the making of tea, biscuits and Zagnut bars

I have recently received from a reader in Blighty a rather nice porcelain tea pot and a little crate of tea.
Remember: You can buy TEA from the Wyoming Coffee Monks.

That said, I am determined to make tea properly.
As I researched … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Bronzino!

No, not the 16th c. mannerist painter.  The fish!
But first this.
I had an ammo loading class.   In this activity you also follow recipes!   (See what I did there?)  There are minimum and maximum specs to follow, depending on the caliber, type … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Kitchen: Flying Spaghetti Monster Edition

Yesterday I read at  Town Hall that a jail bird lost his court bid to get preferential treatment in prison due to his profession of the faith of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  They dress in pirate gear and … Continue reading

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Land of Cotton – Day 3-5: Cooking and stuff

It seems that Natchitoches is famous for meat pies.   So, I had to have one.

And what would a trip to these parts be without an enormous bowl of gumbo.
I am still not sure what gumbo is, but it was … Continue reading

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It’s … ALIVE!

Some of you have suggested that I have a penchant for eating things like gagh.  I won’t deny it.
The other day I had something that you might find interesting.

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CH: Curry recipe found in 1793 book at Downside Abbey

This is fun.
From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald.  I write a column for the CH called Omnium Gatherum.  It isn’t about food… though it could be, now that I think about it.  Wouldn’t that be a kick?

Curry recipe found in … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen – Illness Edition

I’ve been fighting off a nasty bug – including bronchitis – for a few days now.  Oatmeal in the morning, clementines and chicken broth and antibiotics in the evening.  Yum.   I haven’t had much of an appetite or energy. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sunday Clerical Supper

I’ve been getting my cooking on these days it seems. I go through cycles between cooking up storms and, on the other hand, eating slapped together sandwiches or cans of soup directly out of the pan.
In any event, Sunday started … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sole Food!

Never take for granted the love of a Good Woman.
Therefore, when one of my readers mentioned in the combox a recipe called Sole Bonne Femme, “Good Woman”, I determined to get me some o’ that love.
Since I was out and … Continue reading

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday”! What are your plans?

Tomorrow, 22 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore…
STIR UP SUNDAY!
The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect in the Roman Rite. It also comes from the tradition of stirring … Continue reading

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