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

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

Communion and Eating

Previous posts in this series: Loving Your Food, Eating in Community, and Jesus Ate. For the benefit of my readers: I write this for Christians, with the understanding that communion is a sacrament and an essential, regular part of a healthy practice of faith and a healthy church. For my own part, I am of the … Continue reading Communion and Eating

Jesus Ate

In my first food post, I mentioned that I believe it is anti-Christian to have a merely utilitarian relationship to one’s food. Maybe this is a bit of a stretch, but I think it's worth considering. I think that prior the fall, food was good and our relationship to it was utilitarian in the manner of good things … Continue reading Jesus Ate

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