Reading Group: The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon

About the Book

From a passionate and talented chef who also happens to be an Episcopalian priest comes this surprising and thought-provoking treatise on everything from prayer to poetry to puff pastry. In The Supper of the Lamb, Capon talks about festal and ferial cooking, emerging as an inspirational voice extolling the benefits and wonders of old-fashioned home cooking in a world of fast food and prepackaged cuisine. The Supper of the Lamb offers a theology of food and cooking, and a reminder that the world where we find ourselves is itself a feast and a gift.

About the Group

Jonathan Rogers will lead a read-through and discussion of The Supper of the Lamb, with additional “In the Kitchen” activities and cooking demos led by Hutchmoot chef John Cal. Live discussions will happen via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. CST on Thursday nights, beginning December 8 (with a break for Christmas Week). Here is the reading schedule for Zoom discussions:

        • Thursday, December 10: Prefaces – Chapter 4
        • Thursday, December 17: Chapters 5 – 8
        • Thursday, December 31: Chapters 9 – 12
        • Thursday, January 7: Chapters 13 – 16

You are welcome to join at any time, even after the live chats have ended. The discussions will be archived, and the online forum will be open indefinitely for new registrants to continue reading and discussing the book.

The Supper of the Lamb is available in the Rabbit Room Store. Use discount code SUPPER25 to purchase for $12 through the end of December.

Course Instructors

Jonathan Rogers Jonathan Rogers Discussion Leader

Jonathan Rogers is the author of The Terrible Speed of Mercy, one of the finest biographies of Flannery O’Connor we’ve ever read. His other books include the Wilderking Trilogy–The Bark of the Bog Owl, The Secret of the Swamp King, and The Way of the Wilderking–as well as The World According to Narnia and a biography of Saint Patrick. He has spent most of his adult life in Nashville, Tennessee, where he and his wife Lou Alice are raising a houseful of robustious children.

John Cal John Cal Special Guest

A “John of all trades,” John Cal works as a writer, speaker, chef, and baker, but he also dabbled as an event planner, programming director, dance aerobics instructor, and professional ukuleleist, before accidentally managing to get himself roped into cooking for Hutchmoot for years on end. A bowtie and postcard enthusiast, John recently spent a year ambling the country with his Clumber Spaniel, Lucy in a vintage 13’ Scamp Trailer and is working on an essay collection about his travels.


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