My Little Laudato Si ‘Kitchen Manual for Healthy and Sustainable Cooking
by Anne Moreau (texts) and Fabrice Veigas (photos)
CLD Éditions, 240 p., € 24.90
A taste of paradise! Guide to monastic products
by Théophane Leroux and Bénédicte de Saint-Germain
Mame, 240 p., € 29.90
What if we gave our loved ones a new life? The sobriety and responsibility vis-à-vis Creation to which the encyclical invites Laudato Si ‘ are within reach of everyday life. A gourmet guide full of tips offers to familiarize yourself with responsible choices at home, starting with the kitchen. Prepare basic products yourself to give up the industrial, fight against waste, brighten up leftovers … Nothing sad in this colorful manual which provides information on all ethical issues alongside great recipes (including festive ones).
An elegant guide to monastic specialties celebrates the “Ethical, united and quality work” monks and nuns. This panorama is a journey to meet the Benedictines, Trappists, Poor Clares, Carmelites who bring this craft to life in France and Belgium, and which this craft most often brings to life. Oils, honey, herbal teas, cheeses, cakes, embroidery, clothing, binding work … Their stories, their riches and their proposals, many of which come from secular traditions, are to be discovered with this book, or even to order from these different communities to offer them at Christmas, and throughout the year.