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View From Your Meatfare Table

St. Francisville, Louisiana
St. Francisville, Louisiana

Today is what Orthodox Christians (and Eastern Rite Catholics as well) call Meatfare Sunday — the last day we can eat meat until Pascha (Easter). Last night, I asked readers who are observing Meatfare Sunday to send in Views From Your Meatfare Table. What is your last meaty meal before Lent? I want to see! I just grilled and ate that glorious steak you see above, and drank with it a Napa Valley cabernet. You can see at the end of the table my daughter eating her meatfare hamburger, and to the left, No. 1 son eating a quesadilla; he is not a carnivore.

Send in your VFYMTs, please — and keep checking back on this blog post throughout the next day or two, as I will be posting them. As ever, remember to give me city and state (or country), and do not simply point your camera at your plate and shoot — remember, we’re looking for the surroundings too.

By the way, a certain member of the household attended the Meatfare table chez nous:




San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

This morning we brought bacon, egg, and cheese and chorizo and egg breakfast tacos for the post-Liturgy Meatfare meal.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Says the reader:

Laid back Sunday dinner with the wife and kids. Steak with roasted garlic and Gorgonzola. Side of asparagus. Rye whiskey from Finger Lakes Distilling (served in a glass from my local and favorite distillery, Wigle Whiskey).

Say, we have at least two more Pittsburgh area readers — Al-Dhariyat and Sam M. You guys ought to get together sometime for beer.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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