Fasting Meals Made Easier

The Taste & See Cookbooks have been created to help American cooks prepare meals that conform to traditional Orthodox fasting guidelines while appealing to an American palate. Preparing meals during the fast should be as simple and stress-free as possible to allow ourselves more time for prayer, almsgiving and attending the services.

The newest cookbook, Taste & See II: More American Orthodox Cooking, was published in 2011.  It contains 500 ALL-NEW recipes.  The first 85% of the cookbook contains recipes that conform to traditional Orthodox fasting guidelines (fasting rules) – no meat, no dairy and no fish with a backbone.  Most Orthodox fasting recipes, especially the non-seafood ones, would also be considered vegan. The final two chapters of the book contain “feasting” recipes that have no food restrictions.


  • 500 ALL-NEW recipes
  • Almost 50% more recipes than the first Taste & See cookbook
  • 85% of the recipes conform to Orthodox fasting guidelines (fasting rules)
  • tabbed dividers
  • a glossary
  • fasting tips
  • mealtime prayers
  • edifying quotes from the Bible and the saints
  • fasting recipes are marked if they contain wine or oil
  • gluten-free recipes are marked with [GF]
  • special chapter for “Cooking for a Crowd”
  • special chapter for “Our Best Feasting Foods”

How to Order

You can order online, using PayPal, or through the traditional mail-order method. Please click on the “Ordering Info” link in the menu above for details.

1 – 2 books — $22 each plus shipping*
3 – 9 books — $20 each plus shipping*
10 – 17 books — $18 each plus shipping*
18 or more – $16 each plus shipping*

*Shipping is $5.50 for one book, $3 for each additional book. Express Shipping is available. These shipping rates are for domestic US shipping only.  Please contact us for the availability and costs for international shipping.

Proceeds benefit the Women of St. Elizabeth’s Antiochian Women charity efforts and the St. Elizabeth Building Fund.

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Taste & See: American Orthodox Cooking Cookbook

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