The Catholic Table- Emily Stimpson Chapman


During Lent I’ve been offering a series of lectures called Eucharistic Eating. This is part of an ongoing project(sadly my attempts to record it have not gone well), and I’m always on the lookout for more material on the topic. So, I was quite pleased when I came across The Catholic Table blog. Written by Emily Stimpson Chapman, a freelance Catholic writer and blogger.

Cover shot of Emily Stimpson Chapman’s The Catholic Table.

The Catholic Table is part memoir, part theological reflection, with a few recipes thrown in along the way. The tone of the book is light and breezy with occasional light touches of satire and sarcasm. Always gentle and never malicious. As a Catholic writer she makes good use of both Scripture and Tradition. Continue reading

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Eucharistic Eating – Bibliography


Eucharistic Eating Bibliography

When a book features a link, it is to a review I have written on this blog.

Starting on Monday, March 6, I will be leading a lecture series through the six weeks of Lent, entitled Eucharist Eating. You can find the details of the course over at the St. Philip’s website. The purpose of the class is to look at how we can bring our everyday eating into the Eucharist and the Eucharist into our everyday eating.

This is an ongoing project of mine. This series marks a step along the road. Below I’ve listed a series of books that have or will continue to influence my thinking on the subject. This list is not complete, and I have read most, but not all the books contained therein. I hope as I continue on to work my way through the few that I haven’t been able to read yet.

If you have any suggestion for me to add to this list, please feel free to add them in the comments section beneath the post. Thank you.

Biography

Angelou, Maya. Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories With Recipes. Random House, 2004.

Apple Jr., R. W. Far Flung and Well Fed: The Food Writing of R. W. Apple Jr. St. Martin’s Press, 2009.

Bracken, Peg. A Window Over the Sink: A Mainly Affectionate Memoir. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981.

Brand, Jo. Feast Here Awhile: Adventures in American Eating. Ticknor and Fields, 1993.

Bruni, Frank. Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, The Penguin Press, 2009

Bourdain, Anthony. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Bloomsbury, 2001.

DeSalvo, Louise. Crazy in the Kitchen: Food, Feuds, and Forgiveness in an Italian American Family, Bloomsbury, 2004.

Ehman, Amy Jo. Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner. Couteau Books, 2010.

Gaffigan, Jim. Food: A Love Story. Crown Archetype, 2014. Continue reading

A Holy Meal – Gordon T Smith


About three and a half years ago, I started looking for suggestions on books dealing with Holy Communion. At the time, Tom Wright’s The Meal Jesus Gave Uswas the only one I followed through on. I’ve been collecting and starting to read through other books since then. One of the first one’s I’ve finished is A Holy Meal: The Lord’s Supper in the Life of the Church, by Gordon T. Smith.

A Holy Meal makes a good introduction to the Lord's Supper.

A Holy Meal makes a good introduction to the Lord’s Supper.

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