Rev. Dr. Rayner Hesse, Jr. leads an Episcopalian parish in New Rochelle, NY, and has a passion for cooking that he developed at an early age.
He is co-author (with Anthony F. Chiffolo) of Cooking with the Bible: Biblical Food, Feasts and Lore. Cooking with the Bible presents 18 meals found in the Scriptures, along with complete menus and recipes for re-creating some of the foods enjoyed by people in biblical times. Sixteen of these menus are for dinner, one for a noontime meal (from the story of Ruth) and one breakfast (Jesus cooking for the disciples on the shore of Lake Genessaret).