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General Information

Name:  Dominic Garramone  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Adult; Young Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children; Children; Children;

Born: 1960 in Peoria, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Fr. Dominic is a monk of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fr. Dominic Garramone is a priest and monk of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois. Following a college education in theatre, he entered the monastery in 1983 and was ordained as a priest in 1992. He describes his culinary education as taking place between his mother's kitchen and the public library, and he honed his baking skills by providing bread for the twenty-five monks of his community. He is well known to public television viewers for his cooking series Breaking Bread With Father Dominic. Father Dom teaches religion and drama at Saint Bede Academy and also enjoys herb gardening and photography.

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Titles At Your Library

Breaking Bread With Father Dominic
ISBN: 0967465206

Ketctv. 1999

Garramone, Dominic

Breaking Bread with Father Dominic 2
ISBN: 0967465214

Ketctv. 2000

The companion cookbook to the 2001-2002 season of Breaking Bread With Father Dominic is loaded with the same great recipes you've seen on the show! Recipes include Cuban Bread, Chanukah Jelly Doughnuts, Ethiopian Ambasha and much more. 128 pages, of over 60 recipes and bread machine adaptations, drawings illustrating bread-making techniques, helpful tips on working with flours, yeast and dough, easy-to-reference format, and a concealed spiral binding that keeps cookbook open to the recipe you want.

Bake and Be Blessed: Bread Baking As a Metaphor for Spiritual Growth
ISBN: 0967465230

Ketctv. 2002

Fr. Dominic Garramone , is a Benedictine monk of St. Bede Abbey in Illinois and host of the highly successful public television series, Breaking Bread with Father Dominic. Father Dominic offers reflections on how one simple activity -- baking bread -- can teach us to grow spiritually and live more meaningfully. Gain insight from everyday activities and live fully through meditation and prayer. With five new recipes, including Ice Cream Muffins and Oatmeal Cookies (with a very special story).

Tis the Season to be Baking: Christmas Reflections and Bread Recipes
ISBN: 193337005X

Reedy Press. 2007

Father Dominic Garramone, acclaimed author and host of Breaking Bread with Father Dominic, weaves together holiday reflections and recipes in 'Tis the Season to be Baking. In this new collection, Father Dominic relates nearly two-dozen holiday baking traditions to scripture and shows that holiday preparations can seem less like drudgery if we can see the purpose behind them. Did you know that the French meal fougasse represents the genealogy of Jesus or that two very different Christmas breads the traditional German stollen and the more recent Saint Bede tradition of "Bambino Bread" represent the Christ Child in swaddling clothes? 'Tis the Season to be Baking imparts such wisdom as it takes bakers, holiday traditionalists, and Father Dominic fans beyond bread yet again.



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