Feast of St Ambrose – Dec 7

Today is the feast day of St Ambrose, the famous bishop of Milan. Veal Chop Milanese is the recipe for St Ambrose.

Costoletta alla Milanese (Veal Chop Milanese)

4 veal chops salt and pepper

1 egg 1 cup bread crumbs

6 tablespoons butter

12 7 Ambrose2Have the veal chops cut about 1/2 inch thick. Beat the egg with one tablespoon water and season with salt and pepper. Dip the chops first into bread crumbs, then into beaten egg, and again into bread crumbs. Melt the butter and fry the chops for about ten minutes on each side–until golden brown. Serve on a hot platter with slices of lemon dusted with chopped parsley. [link]

Want some light reading to go with your veal? Check out the online Ambrose library here.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • bea says:

    hey dude
    what happened to celebrating st nicholas yesterday?!! It’s one of the highlights of sdvent for us marshalls – on st nicholas eve we make speculoos biscuits with the kid’s friends and read the st nicholas story while drinking hot chocolate. then we hang up our stockings and get gold coins in the morning on st nicholas day.
    perhaps next year you can post the recipe for speculoos biscuits – it would be my pleasure to forward it to you!
    lots of advent love and blessings to you and your wonderful family!
    bea xx

  • andrew says:

    you caught me out. i was reading about it today but a day late. i will upload something now and back date it

  • andrew says:

    and if you post the recipe now, i will link to it

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