The latest edition of The Vatican Cookbook features more than 60 recipes served to the three most recent popes, with 10 percent of all sales going to Catholic Relief Services, reports Global Pulse.
Lasagne, baked eggplant, and tiramisú as well as Polish and German recipes feature in the English-language version of a Vatican cookbook published in the US this month.
In addition to Italian favourites, the book includes Polish dishes favoured by Pope John Paul II (chicken pierogi, apple kuchen, beef with bacon and red cabbage), Bavarian selections for Pope Benedict XVI (sausage salad, suckling pig and dumplings and cherry-filled kirschmichel) and Argentinian fare for Pope Francis (empanadas with pepper salad, pizza, dulce de leche).
The new edition was re-designed and translated from German for an American audience by Thomas Kelly of Cleveland, who launched Archangel Productions specifically for the project, drawing on local talent and financing.
The original edition was developed by a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, David Geisser, a trained chef, said Cleveland newspaper The Plain Dealer.
Mr Kelly told the paper he was moved by the selfless, ancient story of the Guard, which has protected the Papacy since the 1500s.
He added: "Pope Francis is the first in centuries to live in his own little apartment at the Vatican. The Pontiff often cooks for himself and others, and the book highlights his desire to head out unrecognised to a good pizza parlour in Rome.
The Vatican Cookbook is published by Sophia Institute Press
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