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Library JournalIn today’s busy world, families don’t often make time to sit down for a meal together. Cowen, editor of the religion and food sections of the Houston Chronicle, presents this compilation of stories and recipes that celebrate the importance of the traditional Sunday meal. Each chapter features a pastor and his or her family, including well-known figures such as Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, and George Foreman, who share stories of childhood family meals, traditions, and favorite dishes. Many of the pastors highlighted are from Texas, although a few other states are represented, and this is apparent in some of the recipes, which are typical Southern dishes such as macaroni and cheese, grits, and cornbread. Many of the recipes are traditional comfort foods, but, for some readers, the frequent use of rich ingredients such as butter, cream cheese, and creamed soups may make them suitable only for special occasions rather than weekly options.
Verdict Readers will enjoy the inspirational stories of families coming together at the table as well as the variety of delicious recipes.—Melissa Stoeger, Deerfield P.L., IL
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