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Between Meals – A J Liebling

Between Meals:  An Appetite for Paris Food and memory are linked together at the deepest level of our beings.  A mere whiff of a pot of soup simmering on the back of a stove can take us back to childhood.  It’s no surprise that on holiday occasions we pull out tried and true recipes, even…

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Eating Animals – Johnathan Safran Foer

I recently finished the book “Eating Animals,”by Johnathan Safran Foer.  Before I go any further I’d like to state for the record that I am not a vegetarian.  I approached this book as someone who eats meat and enjoys eating meat.  After finishing reading it, I would say that I’m not convinced enough by the arguments…

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Edna Staebler: A Life-To Experience Wonder

Edna Staebler: A Life I have a little book in my library entitled Sauerkraut and Enterprise.  It contains a series of stories around the lives of a family of Old Order Mennonites in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Southern Ontario.  The author of the book was Edna Staebler, who was best known for writing a series…

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The Meal Jesus Gave Us (Holy Communion)

A few weeks ago I sent out a request, via Twitter and Facebook for books on the Eucharist.  In particular, I was hoping to find ones that dealt with the subject of the Eucharist in the terms of a meal.  Among the suggestions I received was Tom Wright’s The Meal Jesus Gave Us: Understanding Holy Communion. …

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Book Review – Eat With Joy

In writing about food and theology, I’ve constantly been frustrated by how little emphasis is put on the role of eating together in our understanding of how we approach our relationship to food.  One of three things usually occurs.  Either the author gives idea of eating together a token acknowledgement, before the authors move on…