December 21, 2011

CF126: John Besh and “My Family Table”

CF126: John Besh and “My Family Table”

Today we are going to talk about Chef John Besh and his most recent cookbook: My Family Table. I’m going to admit this right up front. I love this cookbook. And I think you are going to love it too. It’s unlike so many of the cookbooks on the market. This one was written so that it would actually be used by real people in real kitchens. People who want to cook real food for those they love. Of course, it helps that John Besh is a Louisiana boy too. And that he’s Catholic. And a dad and husband. And just an all-around great guy. This episode is going to be fun!

It is Advent and Sarah Reinhard hosts Mary in the Kitchen and considers why changing her attitude is better than surviving this season.

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Chef John Besh & My Family Table

See Chef John Besh’s My Family Table on

Recipe: Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

You’ll have to listen to the episode to get the recipe. 😉

Mary in the Kitchen

Thank you very much, Sarah Reinhard.

Wow! I’m amazed at how similar I am to Sarah. I could have presented that Mary in the Kitchen as my own! Life is so funny sometimes.

Yes, Advent is almost over and Christmas is almost here. I don’t know about you, but me and my family have been blessed this Advent by a little book written by someone you know. That’s right… Sarah Reinhard. It’s called Welcome Baby Jesus, and it has been such a treat. I know Advent is almost over, so if you don’t have the book, don’t worry. There’s always next year. And the good news is that she has a Lent book and an Easter book too! You’ll find links to those books in the show notes for this episode at

Thank you very much, Sarah for producing Mary in the Kitchen each episode of the Catholic Foodie. It is a blessing for me personally and, I know, for all those who listen. You can find more of Sarah’s work over at

I also want thank L’Angelus for allowing us to use their Ave Maria in the show. You can find them at

Merry Christmas!

This brings us to the end of the show, folks. And almost to the end of Advent.

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