John Allen has a great article on “Italian cuisine” and explains it better than I have attempted to do so. By this, most Americans think the Italian food in the USA is Italian. It ain’t. It is Italian American which usually puts Italian food on steroids, meaning too much sauce, cheese and meat. And, yes, as John Allen states, Chicken Parmesan is NOT ITALIAN FOOD! It isn’t! Thank you John.
But his article’s prelude isn’t just about Italian Food, but the both/and not either/or as it applies to Benedict and Francis. Read Allen’s full Crux commentary HERE!
But, even in Italy, when Italians cook they make due with what they have and each Italian’s recipe might be different than his/her neighbor.
But let’s get to the point of this post which John Allen finally makes in his at Crux. And it has to do with Pope Benedict’s recipe for Catholicism which I wholeheartedly endorse and enjoy:
… Benedict XVI when… with a group of clergy from the Italian dioceses of Belluno-Feltre and Treviso in 2007. Benedict took a question from a veteran priest who recalled that when he was in seminary, his spiritual director had rebuked him for enjoying playing soccer more than taking part in Eucharist adoration, and he wanted Benedict’s perspective.