Food and Faith

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Food and Faith

By Susan Reuben; Sophie Pelham; Jane Panke (Photographer)

Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781845079864, 45pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2012


Food has always been central to religious practice. From fasting at Ramadan to feasting at Diwali, from the laws of kashrut to the taking of communion, a great deal can be learned about a religion through an understanding of its link with food. Six children from six religions tell their stories through words and photographs. The text is in the first person with each child speaking directly to the reader, making an engaging and visually appealing introduction to this important aspect of religion. The book covers six major religions: Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism and looks at celebrations, rules, fasting, and food and drink in rituals. Also included are authentic recipes for pancakes, honey cake, pakoras, coconut barfi and puris. All the children featured are from the respective religions and cultural background. The book has been developed with the help of expert consultants from each religion.

Praise For Food and Faith

"Food is extremely important in the Jewish religion. We have traditional dishes for each one of our festivals and strict rules about what we can and can’t eat every day. Eating together with family and friends is one of the most important parts of our culture."
from the book