Incarnation and Eating: the Hipster Conservative edition

This summer and fall I did a series of posts on incarnation and eating (my two great passions in life), and the [pompously pseudonymous but] excellent and genial thinking fellows over at The Hipster Conservative decided to run the series as a long essay. If you're new around here, please go read! This is one of my … Continue reading Incarnation and Eating: the Hipster Conservative edition

Commonplace Links 11/2

This week's collection is a little more light and brief than the last few have been. Enjoy! Joy Bennett writes on "all you need is Christ" and the inherent Gnosticism in that idea. I get so excited when other bloggers discover the significance of embodiment and the incarnation! One blogger writes on why complementarians as … Continue reading Commonplace Links 11/2

Why I Make Food An Issue [guest post]

Marianne is one of the most interesting people I have ever met, and I'm excited to have her do a guest post! She graduated from my alma mater some years before I came through, and is still a legend in the English department, especially because of her play interpretation of Till We Have Faces (which I … Continue reading Why I Make Food An Issue [guest post]

Place and food

"Like industrial sex, industrial eating has become a degraded, poor, and paltry thing. Our kitchens and other eating places more and more resemble filling stations, as our homes more and more resemble motels." - Wendell Berry, "The Pleasures of Eating" One afternoon during college,  a professor was lecturing on the idea that college is a … Continue reading Place and food

Eating in Community

I'm starting off with the big picture here, so bear with me! As a culture, we like to forget our dependencies, yet we still observe small reverences to the sacred act of eating food with another person: a first date usually means dinner, death or a birth signals the community to bring meals to the … Continue reading Eating in Community

Loving your food

I love to eat what I eat. My pleasure at the stove and table are sincere and coherent. - "Learning How to Eat Like Julia Child" by Tamar Adler, New Yorker Julia Child's 100th birthday was yesterday, and this essay on learning to eat and love food is good.  I think about this a lot--what food means to … Continue reading Loving your food

Valentine’s Dinner [Bacon Tenderloin with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce]

Tonight I made Kevin a Valentine's Day dinner (belatedly). He loved it -- I think the recipe speaks for itself. Bacon Tenderloin with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce Melt 3 T butter over medium high heat in a medium-sized frying pan. Saute: 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms 1/2 cup chopped onion When translucent, remove from pan. Set aside. Prepare … Continue reading Valentine’s Dinner [Bacon Tenderloin with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce]