This is truly a most unique cookbook! For centuries -indeed throughout the millennium -saints have inspired our beliefs, nurtured our faith, and now in this book promise to nourish us as well. Journey with Ernst Schuegraf into the very heart and soul of an emerging western culture as he delivers the culmination of his research and travels in "far away places with strange-sounding names". Ernst masterfully leads you through historic archives, medieval cathedrals, ancient monasteries, rare private collections, news-clippings and books that were yellowed and brittle with age. Who was the saint who inspired Ernst to dedicate so much commitment and passion to seeking out the recipes that you will enjoy this tremendous book? Cooking With the Saints features over one hundred seventy recipes and seventy-three mini-biographies of the saints, and are accompanied by beautiful color photographs. Each recipe has been prepared by Ernst himself, then tested and tasted by family and appreciative friends. Whether you plan for a simple but delicious home meal, a tasty dessert, or an exotic banquet, this is the book that will truly bless your cooking experience! Consider a feast of delicious St. Fortunatus Suckling Pig while enjoying an evening with the camaraderie of good friends and fine wine. Or perhaps Hildegard von Bingen may beckon you to the dining table? Enjoy Cooking With the Saints!