He almost won MasterChef in Uruguay!
Fr. Juan Andrés Verde made it to the final round of the famous cooking competition among a plethora of talented and inspired candidates. For the last round, on December 10, he ended the three-course meal challenge with an amazing missionary twist. He decided to make Pope John Paul II’s favorite cake for dessert — the “papal millefeuille,” the famous Papieska Kremowka.
“Dessert is my weak point,” Fr. Verde admitted, adding with a laugh, “But Pope John Paul II can save me!”
Later, he added that he’d like to prepare the dessert for Pope Francis someday.
Although he didn’t win the competition, Fr. Verde came out a winner, happy to have been able to transmit, through his passion for cooking, his faith in Christ.