Where better to dialogue than the dinner table? From early Christian agape meals to Seder traditions across the globe, this gustatory group will discuss the many meals, recipies, and customs pertaining to religion and food from antiquity to today. On the menu will be the smuggling of relics out of Constantinople through the clever use of pork, the dilemma of one Jewish buyer at a medieval meat market in Cairo, and the abstinence from food altogether in the fasting rituals practiced world-wide. At the end of the year, participants will come together to commission a cross-culinary cookbook full of images, recipes, and information on the topics discussed.
Meets Wednesdays: Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 17, March 13, April 17, May 15, June 19