“Sharing food is a very human thing to do. It is an act that demonstrates a very ancient understanding of food as more than just the intake of calories. The sharing of food is a sign of ‘belonging’ and an expression of friendship that is something uniquely human. Since the earliest times, hospitality (philoxenia—literally ‘the love of strangers’) has been expressed by the sharing of food. And so, Mr Fasciani shares his love of food and the community he serves through the recipes presented in this book.” — From the foreword by Archbishop Benjamin (OCA Diocese of the West)
Natale Fasciani, St Vladimir’s own chef extraordinaire has been cooking up delicious meals for hordes of hungry students and special seminary events since 2006. In addition to cooking for the school Chef Nat, along with his wife Teresa, owns and operates Adriano Catering in Westchester County, NY.