The women in God's kitchen: cooking, eating, and spiritual writing

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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once noted that 'nunneries in the old days were veritable storehouses of the most delectable tidbits.' Perhaps that is why the much-maligned Lucrezia Borgia is said to have truly felt at home only in the company of pious cloistered nuns. Cristina Mazzoni savours the food writings and images of a broad spectrum of Catholic saints and holy women. A native of Italy and a splendid cook herself, Mazzoni accords due attention to her fellow countrywomen, as well she should given the importance of Italian cookery (Catherine of Genoa, Angela of Foligno, Gemma Galgani), but includes numerous other holy women and their cuisines as well- Germany and the Low Countries (Hildegard and Hadewijch, Elisabeth of Schonau), France (Margaret Mary Alacoque, Therese of Lisieux), Spain (Teresa of Avila), colonial South America (Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz), England (Margery Kemp), and the first person in the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, Elisabeth Ann Seton. One of the most touching scenes in the book has Mrs. Seton feeding her dying husband in a lazaretto near Livorno. Because of his deteriorating health, she had taken him and their oldest child to Italy for its sunny, salubrious climate. But a yellow fever epidemic in New York caused them to be quarantined in a cold, damp, smoky building. He died a few days after their month-long quarantine. Included in the book (for how could it not be?) is a wonderful meditation on that sweet and sour Scandinavian Lutheran movie celebrating the joys of French Catholic cuisine- Babette's Feast.
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subject_facet Christian women -- Religious life, Cooking -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Food -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Women in Christianity
title_display The women in God's kitchen : cooking, eating, and spiritual writing
title_full The women in God's kitchen : cooking, eating, and spiritual writing / Cristina Mazzoni
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topic_facet Christian women, Christianity, Cooking, Food, Religious aspects, Religious life, Women in Christianity