It is no secret that Pope Francis used to prepare his own food—usually simple and frugal meals—when he was still the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Even if he was often invited to parties or celebrations such as birthdays and restaurant blessings, he would still prefer a simple bowl of soup that he would prepare in his kitchen.
Pope Francis first learned how to cook in the kitchen that served as the heart of the Bergoglio family’s home. “I think my parents bought our house because of its large kitchen,” the Pope’s sister, Maria Elena Bergoglio, said in a La Repubblica interview.
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Text by Giorgio Nadali.