I just read an article entitled The Miracle of Food in the November issue of In Touch magazine. In Touch is one of Dr. Charles Stanley’s publications. He is a Christian minister that I really like. He is smart, rational, and appeals to your intellect and heart. He’s also a great teacher. Check him out. He has tv and radio ministry shows and a great website.
The article centers arround an interview with Alton Brown. He is a chef that I like who happens to have an awesome biscuit recipe (more on that in an upcoming post). What I didn’t know was that Brown is a Christian. In his interview he shares his views on the “indelible link between God, faith, and food.”
Here’s more of this interesting and inspiring article that really resonates with me:
“To me, cooking and faith and my relationship with God are all intertwined. I could not do what I do in food, around food, if I did not have the relationship that I have with God. I believe first and foremost that God made the food. He made it delicious. So my entire approach to food in general is this: Do no harm. To me, the most honor I can do to what He created is not to mar or in any way malign the creation. … No one will cook as well for you as someone who loves and cares for you. … And so cooking for our families, cooking with our families, eating with our families – that’s hugely powerful stuff.”
Wow! But what do you expect from a Christian chef. For all you Christian foodies like me, or even you Christian non-foodies, or nonreligious foodies, listen to these words and see if it doesn’t all come together! 🙂