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A Continual Feast: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family and Faith Throughout the Christian Year

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Evelyn Birge Vitz A cookbook full of wonderful recipes and ideas drawn from throughout the Christian tradition, with suggestions about when, and why, these dishes might be served. It contains more than 275 recipes with which to celebrate all the holidays throughout the Christian year, as well as the many shared rituals that strengthen family bonds and enrich the significan ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Ignatius Press
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Julie Davis
At Pentecost a few years ago the usefulness of food for teaching religious ideas really became apparent to me. I was trying to explain to my children what Pentecost was, and their eyes were getting that glassy look that mothers know so well. I was losing them fast. Then (providential inspiration?) I declared, "We are going to bake a cake to eat on the great feast of Pentecost. How shall we decorate it?" Now, as it happens, my children love to decorate cakes and cookies. Their eyes brightened and
Jennifer Parks
I have owned this cookbook for many years, and rely on it heavily – not so much for the recipes per se (although they are perfectly adequate) but for the liturgical calendar details included in the text. Ms. Vitz has grouped recipes together along the following lines: recipes for days of rejoicing and celebration, ordinary daily recipes, recipes for offering Christian hospitality to others, fasting recipes (typically light and simple meals without meat), recipes and menus for the major Christian ...more
One of my all-time favorite cookbooks. I use this one regularly for birthdays, feast days, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter...anytime we want to celebrate something special.

The four-egg cake recipe is the absolute best birthday cake recipe. I've altered it some to make variations such as almond poppy-seed cake or chocolate cake and it still tastes great.

I especially love the dark fruitcake recipe at Christmas time, and the very simple, but delicious cranberry orange sauce as well.

It is spiced thr
Another one of those cookbooks I come back to over and over although not so much for the recipes, which are not always simple and/or appealing (although many are perfectly fine). It's the historical context of various Catholic feast day recipes I like to read and re-read. I tried borrowing this one over and over from the library but in the end I just had to have it on the shelf.
Emily Woodham
This book is worth having on your shelf if only for all the great information on different food traditions for the liturgical year, fasts and feasts! I've only made three of the recipes so far, and all have turned out well.
I enjoyed it; haven't made the recipes, but the recipes look like winners. It is a very interesting read of various ethnic liturgical year traditions.

I would love to try the mincemeat from scratch.
This book is WONDERFUL. I really, really suggest it for all Christian families, especially those who want to add the joys of liturgical celebrations to their homelife.
More ecumenical than I anticipated (or might have liked). Not a very deep or extensive resource, but the content it does have is pretty good.
A fabulous compilation of recipes to apply to an immense variety of holidays and special days throughout the year.
Good ideas for making connections from feast days to family traditions.
Meredith Henning
Excellent for Liturgical year planning and great recipes.
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