Fat Souls – Man as Eater
Every single day, with very few exceptions, you eat. In fact, most of us do so three times a day at minimum. But what does it mean to eat? Is food for fuel or delight? Is there such a thing as good eating and does it always come served with kale sans salt or butter? Believe it or not, answering these questions correctly has huge ramifications on your humanity. As Brillat-Savarin said, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are.” That may sound pretentious, and it surely can be, but is also true, good, and beautiful if understood rightly. This summer we will seek understanding through tasting, touching, watching, learning, and enjoying that how and what we eat contributes significantly to “the perfecting of our nature.”
If all that doesn’t sound spiritual enough, don’t forget that God himself filled the world with food and called us to the table to eat so that we might live. As Robert Capon wrote, “Food is the daily sacrament of unnecessary goodness, ordained for a continual remembrance that the world will always be more delicious than useful.” So, let’s eat.
Topic: Man as Eater: Daily Dining as Divine Encounter
Food Theme: Opposites Attract: Bring a food (appetizer, dish, dessert) where two contrasting ingredients somehow make magic.
Location: 41930 Calle Cabrillo, Temecula CA 92592
Time: 7 PM, Friday June 24th