Eat like a pope: a Swiss Guard’s guide to papal dining

Posted by Katie Loftus
Sunday 09, November 2014 | Category:   Catholic culture
Pope Francis eats dinner with young people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

David Geisser, a young chef from the Vatican’s Swiss Guards, has created a cookbook of the favorite dishes of the popes, including Pope Francis.

The book, “Buon Appetito,” also features mealtime prayers. It has been released in German, and the Italian version is set to come out next year.

So, what are Pope Francis’ favorites? Empanadas; roast sirloin, known as colita de cuadril; and dulce de leche. Pope John Paul II enjoyed pierogis, of course, and Pope Benedict XVI loved Bavarian delicacies, all also in the cookbook.

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