eating and drinking


A New Ramadan

This year’s Ramadan promised to be different before it started.


Et Tu, Almonds? On Guilt and Eating

Meanwhile I forgive you, my beloved almonds, for not being harmless; I am not harmless either.


Cloudy Coffee

Left out of Kannada conversation, I always recognize “coffee.”


Egg-mail From Heaven and/or Latvia

A special appearance from Jesus.


Festival of the Hungry Ghosts

What to make when it’s your turn to feed a dead grandmother?

"Repas de Notre-Seigneur et des apôtres" by James Tissot, c. 1886-1894. Brooklyn Museum.

Jesus and the Sukkah

Why did they have to build a church over Christ’s Table?


Albertson’s Chicken for the Soul

Hungry, homeless, and caught in the rainstorm of life.

All photos by Katherine Wright.

Why We Hunt

Lost in the crosshairs, the gun was a little too big and the hunter a little too small.


Tea with God

After a lifetime spent looking for God, Sue finally finds him. And he’s pretty steamy.

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Frogmore Stew for All

What would you do if you were to plan your Last Supper? And would it include Women Rockers of the ’80s Volume II?


When Hunger Can’t Be Fed

Remembering to eat, and live, when the stuff of life becomes unpalatable.


Kosher Cooking for What Ails You

When the going gets tough, the tough get to Mrs. Greenbaum’s kitchen.

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Fast Food Buddha

Hungry for enlightenment, an American Buddhist on retreat in Burma bites off more than she can chew.

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Tofu and War Gods

At a Chinese-food restaurant devoted to a god of war, wisdom and compassion are best served vegetarian-style.

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Sweet Dreams

If these beans could talk: the divine prehistory of chocolate.

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White Challah

“One day a neighbor broke the leg of a stray dog with a heavy stone, and when Vasil saw the sharp edge of the bone piercing the skin he cried.”

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God’s Hors D’Oeuvres

Hot and healthy Christ Cookies do the body good.

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The Doctrine of Sugar

Chocolate, cherry pie, and all that can’t be left behind.