On Tuesday evening, November 18, 2014, 38 guests joined me at LOLA Restaurant in Covington to celebrate the debut of my first book, Around the Table with The Catholic Foodie: Middle Eastern Cuisine. It was an amazing night of food, faith, and friends.
Chefs Keith & Nealy Frentz prepared a 5-course Middle Eastern feast for us using recipes from my cookbook. The menu included Hummus and homemade Pita, Pickled Veggies, Falafel, Pumpkin Soup with Kale & Kafta, and Pan-fried Trout with Pistachios & Dill. For dessert, Chef Nealy prepared Spiced Plum Cake topped with homemade Cardamom Ice Cream!
I am still get calls and emails from those in attendance raving about the food! And a few folks that night asked me how often I do dinners like that. They did not realize it was the first time! I guess we should make Dining with The Catholic Foodie a regular event!
Many thanks to my friends Nina, Roxane, and Sherry for taking photos on Tuesday night and sharing them with me.
If you haven’t gotten your copy of Around the Table with The Catholic Foodie: Middle Eastern Cuisine yet, you can order it from Liguori Publications, from Amazon.com, or you can pick it up from Barnes & Noble or your local Catholic bookstore.
Join Jeff Young, The Catholic Foodie, Chef Matt Murphy and Fr. Kyle Sanders on a Food Meets Faith Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
There is still room on my next pilgrimage to the Holy Land! The pilgrimage will be from February 26 to March 8, 2015. Chef Matt Murphy, owner and operator of The Irish House in New Orleans and winner of Food Network’s Chopped in 2012 will accompany me, and Fr. Kyle Sanders, a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will travel as the Spiritual Director.
I want to invite you to grow in faith together with me around the table of the Eucharist and around the dinner table in the Holy Land.