Bless This Food: Ancient & Contemporary Graces from Around the World
author: Adrian Butash
publisher: New World Library
"foodie" elements: yes
soft cover: 189 pages
random excerpt: For individuals whose intellectual interest is in what Paul Verlain called "mere literature," the compelling beauty of these thanks-giving food prayers reveals the noble spirituality of humanity. Prayer is how human beings relate to God, nature, and their place in the divine order of things.
Prayer is the principal channel we use in our search for ultimate meaning. Thanks-giving food prayers embody religious and social contexts, encompassing myth, sacred doctrine, rituals, and social and cultural practices.* (p.7 - Introduction)