The Robert Farrar Capon Project ~ Mockingbird
A dash of theology. A pinch of satire. The unmistakable smell of roasted lamb. Father Capon is back. More Theology & Less Heavy Cream is the never-before-published collection of essays from the much-missed theologian, writer, and chef, featuring he and his wife’s lovable alter-egos, Pietro and Madeleine. Armed only with oven mitts and a razor-sharp wit, this unforgettable couple spars over God, food, grace, and everything in between.
It’s time for a drink, Marvin Goodman decides after missing his red-eye out of Cleveland. Moseying into the airport bar, he encounters a charismatic young chef named Jerry—who also claims to be God. Before long, Marvin finds himself in the middle of a spiritual revival—witnessing miracles, healings and one everlasting anchovy pizza—in this weird and wonderfully inspired account of the Gospel story.
A long-time reader of the Mockingbird blog had recently been in touch with the widow of Robert Farrar Capon, and was curious to see if we had any interest in bringing some of the great man's work back into print. Come again?!
Capon, an Episcopal priest, NY Times food critic, author of twenty books, and all-around grace guru, has long been one of our guiding lights; we'd been fortunate enough to conduct the final interview he gave before his death in 2013. Six months after that call, we can officially announce that Mockingbird will be publishing five Capon titles, beginning this December with a previously unpublished manuscript! Such an honor and a privilege.
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