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Anthony Chiffolo (yellow shirt) with
co-author, Rayner "Rusty" Hesse.

February 25, 2007 
Guests - Anthony F. Chiffolo and Rayner Hesse

Program: Break Out The Angel Food Cake

Anthony F. Chiffolo

Life takes strange twists and turns. My childhood was spent in the rural community of East Schodack, NY, across the Hudson River from Albany. After graduating from the U.S. Naval
Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, I served on active duty in
naval aviation for seven years, then served additional years in the Naval Reserve Afterward, I began my publishing career, first with the Naval Institute Press, then with Liguoir publications, Fordham University Press, and now Praeger Publishers. I published my first book in 1997, and I continue to have a great interest in the mystical lives of the saints. In addition to writing, I am a published nature photographer I definitely find my connection to God in the beauty and variety of the natural world.

Editorial Director of Praeger Publishers, is the author of 100 Names of Mary: Stories and Prayers, Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Padre Pio, Advent and Christmas with the Saints, and Be Mindful of Us: Prayers to the Saints, as well as the compiler/editor of Padre Pio: In My Own Words, Pope John Paul II: In My Own Words, Pope John XXIII: In My Own Words, and At Prayer with the Saints.

Rev. Dr. Rayner W. Hesse, Jr. is a graduate of both Union Theological Seminary and The General Theological Seminary
in New York. Most recently, he completed his doctoral work
(D. Min.) in liturgy and philosophy of religion at New York Theological Seminary. An accomplished
chef and biblical scholar, Fr. Hesse is an ordained Episcopal priest serving a parish in New Rochelle, N.Y.

In addition to Cooking With the Bible, Chiffolo and Hesse are also co-authors of We Thank You, God, For These: Blessings and Prayers for Family Pets.


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