When You Fast and When you Feast are available as a set, for a savings of $8.00.
This balanced and helpful book was born out of the author's nearly decade-long quest to attain a rule of fasting for her family in accordance with the traditional Orthodox Christian discipline. Her goal was not only abstention from meat during lenten seasons, but also abstention from dairy products, and from oils on the strictest of fast days. The resultant 200 recipes provide a variety of easy, nourishing, and appealing meals. Sprinkled among the delicious recipes are sayings from the Mothers and Fathers of the early Church regarding how the body and soul are affected by eating habits-pithy illuminations to accompany the appetizing recipes.
When You Feast, a collection of delicious recipes by Chef Natale Fasciani (affectionately known as “Chef Nat” at St Vladimir’s Seminary), is the companion volume to Catherine Mandell’s When You Fast. Chef Nat has created a panoply of mouth-watering recipes for everything from snacks to main courses and desserts.
“Sharing food is a very human thing to do. It is an act that demonstrates a very ancient understanding of food as more than just the intake of calories. The sharing of food is a sign of ‘belonging’ and an expression of friendship that is something uniquely human. Since the earliest times, hospitality (philoxenia—literally ‘the love of strangers’) has been expressed by the sharing of food. And so, Mr Fasciani shares his love of food and the community he serves through the recipes presented in this book.” — From the foreword by Archbishop Benjamin (OCA Diocese of the West)