Guest Blogging: The Cooking Priest Comes to Austin

Today, I’m guest blogging at ACNM sharing my insight on Fr. Leo Patalinghug’s (aka the Cooking Priest) visit to Austin to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

Before we cancelled cable, the Food Network was one of my favorite channels. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Giada at Home, Throwdown with Bobby Flay. I can still see the butter dripping off Paula Deen’s spoon. There was one episode, however, that piqued my interest in both Catholic schools and cooking.

Fr. Leo Patalinghug was challenged by Bobby Flay in a fajita competition. With rosary beads, holy water and a killer recipe on Fr. Leo’s side, Bobby Flay never stood a chance. After that episode aired, I looked at my husband and commented, ‘I think that priest is for real!'”

You can read the rest at ACNM. Happy Catholic Schools Week!



  1. Elda Green says

    Loved it as always!!!! Father Leo was awesome!!! We were so blessed to have him celebrate mass on Sunday!!!! Loved him!!!!

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