“In the past, I focused on serving people and feeding bellies. Now I am feeding souls more and helping people on their spiritual journey.”
“Food is a way to celebrate life.”
“If you are close to God and close to the Church, you can get through tough times.”
“There is something special about how a good drink, like a good meal, can elevate the experience, especially with people you care about.”
The spokesman for Notre Dame’s de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture explains the power of a shared meal — and offers a recipe for Pasta alla Norcina.
“I see cooking as a meditative process. … Food is the common denominator of all people.”
Msgr. Gigantiello graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and worked as a professional chef for 10 years before entering the seminary.
After the completion of his Vatican assignment, Msgr. Nalty moved back to New Orleans in 2008, and lives in a parish near the best New Orleans restaurants.
“I am going to move back home and teach people how to make Lebanese food”