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Robert Farrar Capon (1925–2013)

Autor/a de The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection

31 obres 3,311 Membres 25 Ressenyes 5 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Robert Farrar Capon is the author of numerous books and articles on cooking and theology, a passionate cook, and an Episcopal priest. He lives in Shelter Island, New York with his wife.

Obres de Robert Farrar Capon

The Parables of the Kingdom (1985) 247 exemplars
The Parables of Grace (1988) 242 exemplars
Parables of Judgment (1988) 199 exemplars
Genesis: The Movie (2003) 81 exemplars


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The world of theological discourse, writes Robert Farrar Capon, is frequently filled with flawless perfectly matched king size wedges of baloney. It should be, he insists, a serious but loving word game whose basic rule is that every word, and particularly every image, must be examined and used with the greatest possible care. In this book he shows us why no words of ours can ever be trusted to mean the same thing when used about ourselves on the one hand and about God on the other.
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 27, 2023 |
"To anyone who presumes to lecture you on housewifery as an abject capitulation to the feminine mystique. Simply let him see you presiding over your kitchen with steel in one hand and butcher knife in the other. Execute six well-drawn strokes, and his words will turn to ashes in his mouth." — Capon

Some of the recipes hold up, notwithstanding a certain theological casuistry which dissolves the lamb (shank) into a parade of symbols justifying its own consumption (this is the other kind of Tin Violin-ing). The Compleat Angler remains the novel model for "the [gentleman] who considers everything more important than [eating] and yet has discovered very few better things to do." (Frye)

Though it is remarkable how the misogyny of the contemporary american neonazi is not incomparable to that of the mid-century deipnosophist writing for a general audience. (This is due to a characteristic lack of imagination.)
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Joe.Olipo | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Sep 19, 2023 |
SrMaryLea | Aug 22, 2023 |
I’m not a cook, and I don’t enjoy it when I have to do it. I’m more willing to go without a meal than spend time on cooking one. So I have no business reading a book about cooking. But since this book is about more than that, I figure I haven’t broken any laws by reading it.
Since I’m usually such a stickler for reading every word (or it doesn’t count), I must admit I did not read the 70 or so pages of recipes at the end of the book. If I were a cook, I would buy it for the recipes, because this guy sure knows what he’s doing.
This collection of essays that all tie into a recipe called Lamb for Eight Persons Four Times was written by an Episcopalian priest in the late sixties. So besides getting his thoughts on food and the way we approach cooking, eating, and life in general, I felt like I got a peek into a different culture from a different time.
His essays were thoughtful, well-written, and often quite funny. There were two parts that made me laugh the most: when he cursed margarine to outer darkness in one chapter, and in the last chapter “The Heart that Burns,” where he sang the praises of baking soda as a heartburn remedy to the extent that he presented an imaginary reward to it.
This is one I wish I’d been reading on my kindle so I could highlight all the goodness.
Highly recommended, whether or not you love cooking.
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Harks | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Dec 17, 2022 |


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