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  • Catholic Traditions in Cooking

    Ball, Ann
    Our Sunday Visitor, 1993

    Recipes and traditions from around the world for the Christmas and Easter cycles as well as many other saints' days and occasions.

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  • Festivals, Family and Food

    Carey, Diana and Judy Large
    Anthroposophic Press, 1996

    Festival and seasonal resources for songs, games, stories, food, and things to do. Lovely story of the Easter Hare.

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  • Drinking with Saint Nck: Christmas Cocktails for Sinners and Saints

    Foley, Michael P.
    Regnery History Publishing, 2018
    Washington DC

    Information about all the saints in the period from Advent until after Epiphany, especially Nicholas, of course. Along with all the recipes for each day, there is encouragement to drink like a saint: with moderation, gratitude, memory, merriment, and ritual.

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  • The Catholic Cook Book: Traditional Feast and Fast Day Recipes

    Kaufman, William I., ed.
    Citadel, 1955

    Comprehensive cookbook with recipes for all of the church year, including seven for St. Nicholas Day

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  • On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao

    Prinz, Deborah R.
    Jewish Lights Publishing, 2017
    New York, New York

    A complete introduction to chocolate and its relationship to religion, including the role of St. Nicholas coins.

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  • Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Children: Food Celebrations with the Saints for Home and School

    Rooney, Colleen
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Company, 2013
    Recipes, traditional and modern, and lessons for all the saints of Advent and Christmas; background information, recipes and material for other seasonal traditions; 6 recipes for St. Nicholas and a lesson, too

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  • Delicious December: How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats
    A Holiday Cookbook

    Rose, Peter G.
    Excelsior Editions, State University of New York, 2014
    Albany, New York

    Information about St Nicholas and the Dutch colonies of New Netherland; many traditional Dutch recipes for Sinterklaas, Christmas and more

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  • Cooking with the Saints: An Illlustrated Treasury of Authentic Recipes Old and Modern

    Schuegraf, Ernst
    Ignatius Press, 2001

    A beautiful book, coffee-table size, introducing 73 saints with several recipes for each.

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  • A Merry Christmas Herbal

    Simmons, Adelma Grenier
    William Morrow, 1968

    Background, recipes, and decorative ideas for many days of the Christmas season

  • The Art of Dutch Cooking or How the Dutch Treat

    van Limburg Stirum, C. Countess
    Gramercy, 1961

    Includes a description of the children's festival, Sint Nicolaas, with six recipes for traditional Dutch festival foods

  • A Continual Feast: A cookbook to celebrate the joys of family and faith throughout the Christian year

    Vitz, Evelyn Birge
    Ignatius Press, 1991

    Recipes, projects, and customs for the whole year with suggestions for when and why these dishes might be served.

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  • Cookie Molds Around the Year: An Almanac of Molds, Cookies, and Other Treats for Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Other Holidays, and Every Season

    Watson, Anne L.
    Next River Books, 2017
    Bellingham, Washington

    A good companion to Baking with Cookie Molds; here are more recipes, more tips, and lovely photos of molded cookies for every imaginable occasion.

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  • Baking with Cookie Molds

    Watson, Anne L.
    Shepard Publications, Friday Harbor, Washington, 2010, 2018

    Recipes and technique to successfully make beautiful molded cookies—especially St. Nicholas, of course! Upated, full-color edition.

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  • Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival Baking from Belgium, the Heart of the Low Countries

    Ysewijn, Regula
    Weldon Owen, 2022

    This gorgeous cookbook gives history, recipe background, and stunning full-page photos for Belgian baking. There is a wonderful section for the Feast of Saint Nicholas—fifty-one pages—with familiar traditional recipes and less-well known ones, too. There are 80+ recipes that follow the feasts and season of the year. A real treasure!

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More Books About St. Nicholas
Basic Books about St. Nicholas
Picture Books for Younger Children (and all ages)
Picture Books for Older Children
Older Children's Books
Saints Books for Adults
Saints Books for Children
Activity Books and Other Resources
Christmas Books with St. Nicholas
Related Books
Books in Other Languages
Children's Books in Other Languages

Digital Media

Church Year Resource Books for Families

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