Papal palates: Swiss Guard cookbook to hit shelves by summer

Categories: Latest News

March 1, 2015

Cover of German edition of 'Buon Appetito, Swiss Guard,' a cookbook of favorite recipes of the past three popes and  Swiss Guards

This is the cover of the German edition of “Buon Appetito, Swiss Guard,” a cookbook that contains favorite recipes of the past three popes and Swiss Guards. The book was written by Swiss Guard David Geisser and illustrated by photographer Katarzyna Artymiak. It will be available this summer in English. (CNS photo)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A cookbook featuring favorite dishes of the three most-recent popes and their elite military corps will be available this summer in English.

“Buon Appetito, Swiss Guard” was written by 24-year-old David Geisser, who had worked as a chef and published two popular cookbooks in his native Switzerland before joining the Swiss Guard nearly two years ago.

“Many people do not know about the Swiss Guard,” said Geisser, whose commander conceived of the coffee-table-size book as a means to make the Guard better known.

Read more in The Visitor…