Category Archives: Fr. Z’s Kitchen

Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pres. Obama Purple Chicken Edition

I was pretty irritated today by Pres. Obama’s cynical political statement, which undermines the bonds of society. Even though he stated – once upon a time – that in his presidency there wouldn’t be a “red” America or “blue” America, … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: “Happy Birthday Rome!” Edition

My Vatican Curia calendar confirmed this morning …

… that today is the Birthday of Rome…

… the 2765th Birthday.
This august anniversary called for a Roman supper.
In consultation with the great Roman Fabrizio I decided to make Bucatini alla gricia.  Gricia is … Continue reading

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Celebratory meal for SSPX and LCRW news: UPDATED

Since I am sure the leadership of the LCWR is hopping mad and since I hope that the CDF and SSPX will hop to it and get the reunion completed, in celebration of the news of the SSPX and of … Continue reading

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My Eggs Benedict roundup with obiter dicta

To observe both Pope Benedict’s Birthday and National Eggs Benedict Day (coincidence?) I made… wait for it… Eggs Benedict. Thank you to the few, you happy few, who sent donations for groceries.  I thought of you as I shopped and … Continue reading

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National Eggs Benedict Day … Coincidence?

A friend has informed me that, in addition to it being Pope Benedict’s 85th birthday, it is also.. and I didn’t know this… National Eggs Benedict Day.
Coincidence?  I think not.
Thus, I urge you all to make or to eat Eggs … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday glimpses and papal liturgical music observations

First, lunch was a cup of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.

This was consumed while viewing the Holy Father’s Mass at Santa Sabina, the Roman Station.  The day began at the nearby San’tAnselmo on the Aventine Hill for the collect.  There … Continue reading

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Sunday Breakfast

I like to have a big breakfast once in a while, usually Saturday.
Here is one with a few nice features.
First, I have Mystic Monk Coffee in a “Save The Liturgy Save The World” mug. I used a “French Press“, … Continue reading

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Sunday Monday Supper: for my reading group

I belong to a reading group which has been meeting on and off for many years. We are about to launch into some of the so-called Metaphysical Poets… on Monday. I am doing the cooking. Since … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper: Lasagna edition

In a couple weeks I will be cooking for my literary group. In the past we have read all of Dante’s Divina Comedia, Milton’s Paradise Lost, a large percentage of the works of T.S. Eliot, a great share of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Friday fish and chips cooked in beef fat? WDTPRS POLL: “meatless Fridays”.

POLL BELOW!
From a reader:
I was watching TV last night & on the program they were talking about fish & chips fried in rendered beef fat at a restaurant.
Fish & Chips is one of my favorite Friday dishes and I assume … Continue reading

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