Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Biblical Feast

"A Biblical Feast" by Kitty Morse, though a smallish paperback cookbook, has much to offer inside the beautiful red themed cover. There are red grapes, red pomegranates and red wine on a red striped cloth for a very striking eye-appeal on the front cover. The photo just begs the cookbook to be opened to see what else might look so good within.

The taste appeal arrives when the book is opened to a nice collection of Mediterranean recipes, sprinkled throughout with mouthwatering photos of the food! In fact, the photos alone are so enticing and makes the reader want to try the recipes just to taste the goodness!

If you've ever wondered about the foods mentioned in the Bible, you'll be pleased to read a little history about them--how they may have been prepared back then. With Morse growing up in Casablanca, Morocco's commercial capital, she had the perfect opportunity to experience the same types of foods that Jesus and the disciples dined on.

Morse actually takes you into the upper room with her description of how it might have been at  that last Feast of Unleavened Bread. The first few pages of the book has a lot of history that is a must read before continuing on to the recipes.

Most of the recipes include a great photo of the food, which really gets the mouth watering.  The photos are of such high quality and the food looks so good that you just want to reach for a bite before turning the page. Every recipe has a Bible verse at the beginning and then a paragraph before the recipe with history of the food or occasion that was celebrated.

The recipes range from Bitter Herb Salad, Squash with Capers & Mint, Lamb & Fresh Fava Bean Soup, Barley with Lentils & Onions to Ezekiel's Bread and Abigail's Fig Cakes, plus many more to choose from. Anyone on a Mediterranean diet will find many recipes to try in "A Biblical Feast".

The cookbook is small enough that it won't take up a lot of space on your cookbook shelf but the recipes will definitely add a lot of color and flavor to your dinner table.

Go to or to learn more about Kitty Morse, the other nine books she has written, and the gourmet tours she arranges.  

1 comment:

Mary Bergfeld said...

I am going to try and get this book at the library. You've mad it sound quite interesting. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to read through your earlier reviews. I'm so glad I did that. You've created an interesting spot for your readers to enjoy and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary