From Amy Welborn comes a review of a charming-looking piece of mid-century Catholic literature, Cooking for Christ, by the Catholic Rural Life Conference.
...it’s an invaluable glimpse into the era, as the first sentence of the Preface indicates:
This book is an extension of the Missal, Breviary and Ritual because the Christian home is an extension of the Mass, choir and sacramentals.
That era being clearly resistant to stereotype and caricatures of an unengaged laity. As the author herself says in the very next paragraph, We need not shed tears over the past; neither should we exalt the present as the zenith of perfection or condemn it as the nadir of depravity.Part cookbook, part reflection, it looks like a lovely addition to any domestic church's library. And the good news is that it's still in print!