Festival of the Hungry Ghosts

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


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.

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Mmm, Doughnuts

Looking for an effective way to get your militant evangelical point across? Try fried goodness. They’re holy.