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As I have become wiser, I have acquired a more sophisticated palate. As my faith has developed, I have become unafraid of not knowing the answer to everything.
Pen Vogler’s latest book is Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain. She is also the author of Dinner with Mr Darcy, Tea with Jane Austen, Dinner with Dickens and Christmas with Dickens.
Malcolm Guite brings the poets of old to dinner with us in some stunning poetry.
Modern life has generated a debilitating asymmetry between our biological givenness and our cultural expectations of beauty.
In the times when we all need comfort the most, and home, and anchoring, I reach for the rusty griddle and I teach a new little link in the chain, how to make Welsh cakes.
One of the links in the chain of goodness and resistance is the symbiosis of food and faith.
This table is whence all goodness flows, it is where we can be honest about who we are, who we really are. This is how fear falls away, because this is perfect love, and perfect love casts out fear.
Over the weeks of lockdown, as we flicked through cook books together, I nurtured an interest in cooking and my six-year-old found a purpose to his reading. We learned the rewards of patience side-by-side.
If there is a Barth-inspired menu, perhaps we should begin not at a table in Basel or in the aisles of Migros, but at the end of Luke’s testimony to the birth of God.
Watch Giles Fraser and Richard Coles live from their kitchens about the ‘terroir of place and faith’, the gustatory joys of rural ministry, the religious significance of home, and the dangers of posting food pictures on Twitter.