Simplicity from a Monastery Kitchen by Victor D'Avila-Latourrette
A Complete Menu Cookbook for All Occasions

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As good for the body as they are for the soul--America's best-known monastery cook captures the essence of culinary and spiritual simplicity in a complete collection of recipes and menus for every meal of the day.

In our hectic, mechanized age, Brother Victor-Antoine's recipes have been welcomed by thousands of tranquillity-seeking readers. His most extensive cookbook to date, Simplicity from a Monastery Kitchen now brings his unique culinary spirit to every meal and occasion.

As always, he draws on locally grown offerings to create a fresh range of recipes. Complemented by the influence of his French palate, each selection combines elegant flavors with natural ingredients for a satisfying yet nourishing dish. Start the day with Eggs in Potato Croustades or Avignon Banana and Raisin Bread. For lunch, try one of ten hearty soups, or a Polenta and Broccoli Casserole. Dinner could comprise Easy Spinach Croquettes and a Jerusalem Artichoke Salad, or a lavish affair featuring Asparagus Canapes, Grilled Sea Bass with Dill Sauce, and St. Peter's Zabaglione.

Also including a variety of souffles, savory pancakes, crepes, pastas, a special section devoted to mushrooms, and a tempting array of more than two dozen sauces, Simplicity from a Monastery Kitchen provides a way of cooking that truly celebrates the bounty of the Earth.
 

About Victor D'Avila-Latourrette

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Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette is resident monk at Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, near Millbrook, New York. In addition to his duties as cook, he tends the monastery’s garden. His bestselling books include Twelve Months of Monastery Soups (more than 75,000 copies sold) and From a Monastery Kitchen (more than 150,000 copies sold).
 
Published February 6, 2001 by Broadway. 240 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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