Friday, January 15, 2010

Heavenly Food - 1/15

Dominique Haller

On today's show, we'll be talking to Madeline Scherb about her book A Taste Of Heaven. Madeline traveled to several monasteries and convents in Europe and North America to learn from monks and nuns about their way of enjoying food. The result is part travelogue, part cooking book, with interesting insights into the historical background of the places she has visited. On her website, Madeline also offers unique gourmet gifts including foods made by monks and nuns. While writing A Taste Of Heaven, Madeline realized that many of the edible gifts made by monasteries are still unavailable beyond their walls. Her website is helping to change that, which also helps the monasteries survive.

Have you ever visited a monastery and had the good luck to eat some of the food prepared there? What can you tell us about your observations on who monks and nuns prepare their food?

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