Simple and natural: these are key aspects of the monastic cooking for which Brother Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette has become widely known, in such books as From a Monastery Kitchen and The Monastery Garden Cookbook. Here Brother Victor presents some 150 French vegetarian recipes that take advantage of seasonal produce and readily available ingredients, in a book illustrated with charming medieval-style engravings. From a hearty Peasant Soup to a Leek Tart, from Fava Beans Castilian Style to a Mushroom Salad with Lemon, and a delicious Basque Cake with Pears, Brother Victor explains how rich and delicious flavors can be coaxed from simple ingredients.
"To this Benedictine monk—whose vegetable and herb beds, chickens, and sheep surround his small monastery—preparing food is prayer."—Gourmet