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Paperback The Women in God's Kitchen: Cooking, Eating, and Spiritual Writing Book

ISBN: 0826419127

ISBN13: 9780826419125

The Women in God's Kitchen: Cooking, Eating, and Spiritual Writing

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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once noted that "nunneries in the old days were veritable storehouses of the most delectable tidbits." Perhaps that is why the much-maligned Lucrezia Borgia is said to have truly felt at home only in the company of pious cloistered nuns. In his landmark study, Holy Anorexia, Rudolph Bell focused his attention on holy women who survived on nothing but the eucharistic wafer. Cristina Mazzoni, taking the opposite tack, savors...

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