Food for the Soul provides a feast for the body, mind, and spirit with dozens of recipes – over 50 of them with each recipe inspired by meals and ingredients described in the bible following a Judeo-Christian experience.
Since biblical times, meals have been a significant focal point for family time, prayer, and thanking God for our bounties. Extending hospitality to both friends and strangers was a divine command, and an invitation to dine in one’s home was sacred. The bible is peppered with stories of simple meals to elaborate feasts. If you think about most any religious holiday you celebrate, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukah, Easter, or Passover, or one of many others – food is central to each holiday’s celebration. Jewish families, who celebrate a wide range of holidays, have a common joke related to those celebrations – “we were once oppressed, we overcame them, now let’s eat.”
Food for the Soul looks at dishes and ingredients found in the Scriptures, providing recipes for re-creating some of the dishes enjoyed by the peoples of biblical times.