Food and religion collide in many ways - from fasting to feasting and through strict rules, symbolic dishes, and traditional foodways that span across centuries. Today, we look closely at this relationship, examining what holy texts and historical circumstances can tell us about how we eat today. We explore the legacy of Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, look at the Impossible pork dilemma for those who abide by halal or kosher restrictions, travel to the Garden of Eden to see if there was any meat, and get to know the devil’s relationship with dieting.
This episode featured Meat and Three bonus episode, Fasting and Feasting in Quarantine.
Find Jeffrey’s company, the Gefilteria, here and check out his book, the Gefilte Manifesto here.
To learn more about Jonah Goldman’s coverage on Impossible Pork not being certified by OU and IFANCA, read his article in The Counter.
Victoria Moran is an American author and speaker, specializing in both spirituality and veganism. Check out her cookbook, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, and her website.
If you were intrigued by the subtle plug of Klaus Yoder’s podcast Seven Heads Ten Horns, you can listen to it on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Sara Mathes mentions that she found herself neck deep in a YouTube video posted by televangelist, Katie Souza. The video is called “Satan Uses Food to Kill Us,” just in case you want to do the same. The segment was also informed by readings from Ken Albala’s edited volume, Food and Faith in Christian Culture.
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