Category Archives: Fr. Z’s Kitchen

ROME 22/10 – Day 2: Still getting it together and an ASK FATHER question

The Roman sun rose today at 7:06 and will set at 18:53.  The Ave Maria is slated for 19:00, which is a 15 minute shift from yesterday.  Gosh, things change so fast. Breakfast today was more along the lines of … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Southbound

I’m on the hoof today, heading home after a great trip to the freezing cold north.  It was only 86 yesterday. Last night my hosts and I had some classics.  That’s not Norcia beer in that Norcia beer glass, but … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A bit of Rome in Chicago

I’m visiting friends and we decided on saltimbocca alla romana. Happily, even with chain supply problems, since we are in a heavily Italian neighborhood, there was plenty of veal and good prosciutto. There was a lot more than this. The … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: In honor of Hungary’s Birthday

Some of you were asking me to make food posts. Lately, I have been very lazy in this regard. Frankly, I have not had much motivation to cook, especially do to the disgusting news and photos from Rome lately. There … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Roman Birthday Edition

Because yesterday was the 2775th Birthday of Rome, I decided to be Roman in my evening repast. Spaghetti all’amatriciana.   I didn’t have any bucatini, but this bronze-cut high-quality pasta is a principled choice.  Actually, it is chitarra. All’amatriciana is a … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A weird intro and then Hungarian food in honor of Bl. Karl’s centenary

I stumbled across Modernist Pantry.   “Well,” quoth I, “let’s see what this might be.” Noting the similarity of theme with the Fishwrap or a German Synod (“walking together”) where they can whip up any sort of modernism you want, can make … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Long-distance breakfast with a reader

I’m having virtual breakfast this morning with one of you readers who sent me a wonderful surprise, which I relish. There was no gift slip in the box from the UK, and the only address suggest that it was not … Read More

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OH THE HUMANITY! Overcoming a dire casearian lacuna.

There are serious problems in the world today.  For example, at the grocery store I was recently confronted with this dire turn of fate’s merciless wheel. There is, it seems, a nationwide shortage of… CREAM CHEESE. Good grief… it’s like… … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: In honor of St. Stephen

The state of things is so awful that I needed a pick me up. And since recently a few people have really picked me up by sending things from my wish list, including a lot of really good paprika, there … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Paprikás Csirke

In honor of my desire to study Hungarian, I came down with a serious craving for Hungarian food.  When I travel, I always look to see if there is a Hungarian restaurant.  There aren’t many, alas.  A proof of the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Appurtenant pasta for a Pentecost repast – REPOSTED

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Since Pentecost is known for tongues as of flame descending upon the faithful, is there an traditional linguini dish often served on this feast day? Good for you for asking in advance.  As of this writing, … Read More

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The Lord’s Ascension, Beans, and You

I so very much wanted to be in Rome this month.  My anniversary is coming up.  The strawberries and artichokes are around, along with broad beans. We have lovely customs in our wonderful Roman Catholic Church, including special blessings on … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Lenten Lentils

My post about Benedictines making wine (France) and beer (Italy) reminded me that I once posted a great Lenten recipe for lentils.  I recall that there was some controversy about the use of chicken stock. I made the lentils last … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Cognac and Dijon Beef Stew

I haven’t been doing much in the line of interesting cooking lately. This is partly due to the penitential nature of the season. However, on Sunday I determined to get something done, do something different.  Another motive was the fact … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: fun new, old book and fun new, old post.

The other day a friend of mine was driving through town on his way to his ancestral place and he dropped by for some supper. Astute and considerate, he had spotted in a used bookstore a slim volume he thought … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Gnocchi “Becciu” and a song that has nothing to do with him

Former Cardinal Becciu – whom I suspect will soon be indicted and perhaps extradited – was sacked on Thursday.   I was so glad that it was Thursday, and not Wednesday or Friday… which are Ember Days.  Instead, it was the … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: a spiffy book and thinking ahead

Back in the day, when I was living stably in Italy, I would often be invited to large gatherings of families and friends, sometimes in the countryside on the old family farm or vineyard.   Inevitably there would be a division, … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and NEW BOOK: Patum Piperium and Christ The Liturgy

A little while ago, a reader in Blighty sent me some Patum Piperium, having described his use of it as a fine smear over well-toasted bread. “Patum Piperium!”, I piped up. “That’s interesting!” He sent me some.  It is very … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Of Roman snails and of medieval cherries

I found at the blog of the British Library a fascinating story about a recipe for cherries in the Medieval period in England. There is a recipe for chyryse in a manuscript of Forme of Cury, a recipe book of Richard … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and Sacristy: Starching a linen corporal to a glassy finish

A project. Recently, at Corpus Christi, I recalled the story of the Eucharistic miracle at Bolsena during which a Host bled on a corporal, which spurred the institution of the feast.  I got to thinking about corporals.  A little light … Read More

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