The Supper of the Lamb
Cover of the first edition
|Author||Robert Farrar Capon|
Capon was an Episcopal priest, and Lauren Winner describes this book as "part cookbook, part theological meditation – something like M. F. K. Fisher meets the desert fathers." Frederick Buechner described it as transcending category: "To call The Supper of the Lamb a cookbook would be like calling Moby Dick a whaling manual."
The title is an allusion to the "marriage supper of the Lamb" depicted in the 19th chapter of the Book of Revelation, as well as a recipe for "Lamb for eight persons four times", which forms the basis for most of the book's discussions.
The book is not a cookbook in the strictest sense - it covers a wide variety of theological topics in between segments on cooking. A reader must read a good deal of the book in order to make the flagship recipe.
- Winner, Lauren F. (2007). Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline. Paraclete Press. p. 22. ISBN 9781557255327.
- Vitello, Paul (14 September 2013). "Robert F. Capon, Who Wrote of God and Food, Dies at 87". New York Times. Retrieved 16 September 2013.