Cooking with the Saints

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For the Love of Food, the Church, and Her Saints!

From traditional Cottage Pie on St. Patrick’s Day to Basque Lamb Stew on the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, the delicious recipes in this unique cookbook will excite your senses, awaken in you greater love for the saints, and bring Catholic festivity into your home.

Here you’ll find brief saints biographies and ideal accompanying dishes tied to the liturgical feasts of the Church.

From this exceptional cookbook, your family will receive triple nourishment: for body, mind, and spirit.

In it, you’ll encounter:

• Scores of exciting dishes from dozens of countries, including Ethiopia, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Korea, Scotland, France, Greece, and Sweden
• Sixty fascinating saints biographies
• A comprehensive list of celebratory cookies for feast days throughout the year
• Many traditional recipes, including Roman Honey Cake, Hungarian Goulash Soup, and even Papal Cream Cake (a favorite of St. John Paul II)
• A handy index to help you find just the kind of dinner you need tonight
• A carefully categorized shopping list for each recipe, to save you time in the store

Gathered by Alexandra Greeley, a professional chef and author of thirty-five cookbooks, and Fernando Flores, a world traveler and aficionado of all things relating to food and faith, each of these succulent recipes has been home-tested by our team of Christian mothers and their families.

With the help of Cooking with the Saints, you’ll turn every Christian feast into a joyous, faith-filled occasion, bringing your family gastronomic delight and spiritual enrichment throughout the year.


About the Authors:

Food writer/editor, cookbook author, and restaurant critic, Alexandra Greeley lives in Northern Virginia, where she cooks, eats, and writes about food from every angle and from every culture. She has worked as the food editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and for Vegetarian Times magazine, and has written numerous cookbooks. Greeley was the co-founder and leader of Washington, DC, Slow Food’s chapter for 11 years and is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Washington chapter.

A life-long Catholic, Fernando Flores remembers fondly selecting his Confirmation Saint, St. Peter Claver, not only for his saintly works but also, because of his connection with Colombia. Growing up in the church he was always fascinated with the stories of the saints. A life-long foodie, who once dreamed of attending the famed cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu. Being invited to co-present a Cooking with our Saints (CWOS) class (celebrating St. Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena and Colombian cuisine) was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. He enjoyed the class so much that he offered to join in the organization of future sessions and joined as a co-author for Cooking with the Saints. Equally passionate about international affairs and humanitarian causes, Fernando has had a 25-plus year career with the United Nations. Through his work, he has traveled to over 40 countries, sampling all-types of local cuisine along the way.


Editorial Reviews:

“With lively photos of enticing dishes to inspire families to live in union with the Church and her Saints throughout the year, Cooking with the Saints is a delightful celebration of food from around the world and through time.” Leila Lawler (Publisher, Like Mother, Like Daughter”

“In this book we realize that eating the right food and sharing the meal with the right company, can truly make us Saints!” Fr. Leo Patalinghug (TV & Radio Host, Author, Speaker, Founder of Plating Grace & The Table Foundation(

“Cooking with Saints helps us celebrate many days of the Church year with distinctive foods and exceptional reflections from our rich Catholic heritage.” Bishop Dominick Lagonegro (Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York)

“This book encourages me to celebrate the Saints and their feast days!” Lino Rulli (The Catholic Guy, Sirius XM Satellite Radio)

“Nourishing to both body and spirit, it is a must have for every kitchen and a heavenly treat in every way. YUM!” Johnnette Williams (Host, EWTN Television and Radio and Author of Experience Grace in Abundance and Graceful Living)


Learn more about this book here.