Has anybody read this? I came across it mentioned in The Everlasting Meal, which I found moving and profound, and interlibrary loaned it. It’s quite similar in that it’s theoretically a cookbook (lamb for eight persons four times) but also meditations on food, cooking, existence, god, etc., from an Episcopalian priest. I’m very much enjoying it so far although I’ve only read about halfway through the first meal (he stops for quite some time to discuss tools, the nature of water, and the moral burden of killing meat).
I’m not a huge fan of lamb, although I do like a rack every so often, but I’m halfway considering dropping the change on a leg of lamb for my birthday next week and cooking my way through this. I dunno, $50 of lamb is a lot for a weirdo not-cookbook, but I’m trying to learn better how to wing it in the kitchen (I’m quite a good home cook but pretty recipe-bound) and use leftovers much better. We waste a ton of food and I’d like to get better at that.