Cooking at home can be a chore. Yet, the cookbooks and shows we turn to for inspiration can give us the impression cooking needs to be expensive and complicated. This episode explores a better way, set forth in the book The Supper of the Lamb by Robert F. Capon. Today, Fr. Stephen interviews Amanda McGill about Capon's reflections on cooking. As a parish priest and writer, the late Fr. Capon brought a Christian perspective on food, cooking, and eating as gifts from God which show His goodness in ordinary things. McGill unpacks some reasons why this perspective can bring deeper significance to the mundane task of cooking, and can bring a deeper sense of rootedness to our homes and lives.
Episode HighlightsWhy The Supper of the Lamb is worth readingWhat led Amanda to writing about the bookHow Capon helps us find the greatness in small thingsHow cooking and eating can be a kind of healthy worshipCapon's applicability to real cooking vs. romanticized cookingFestal vs. Ferial cookingHow to appreciate food without over-indulgingThe delights of Capon's humour and writing style
Further ReferenceThe Supper of the Lamb by Robert F. Capon.
The Supper of the Lamb and Lent-Pandemic Cooking by Amanda McGill. An article reflecting on Robert Capon's "Supper of the Lamb" and why it is particularly relevant during our pandemic.
The Homely Hours Website. A blog dedicated to bringing church worship into our homes, helping people develop an Anglican family spirituality which works for households today.
The North American Anglican Website. A web journal exploring faith and culture from an Anglican perspective.
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