There was the “kitchen of the devil”, with the sorcerer’s apprentices in molecular gastronomy. Now we have the “kitchen of God”, that of the Orthodox priest Father Jean, in his beautiful little monastery perched on an eagle’s nest, in the heart of the Cevennes National Park. Academicians, ambassadors, musicians, philosophers, and scientists are among the long list of celebrities who have been going there to recharge their batteries. After the death of Jean d’Ormesson, his family ordered the monk a big meal for 40 people: “They did not leave a crumb! “
For him, cooking is a prayer, a way of exalting the excellence and beauty of creation. He is amazed by its immanent intelligence. Every morning, this monk with gigantic hands goes to his kitchen garden to harvest his zucchini, strawberries, peas, and tomatoes. Simplicity is the supreme luxury for this man of God. His cuisine is a real monk’s cuisine, tasty and nourishing, made for sharing.
The original article, in a popular French news magazines, includes two of his Summer recipes.
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