Thursday, September 18, 2014

Well Said: A continual remembrance

Food is the daily sacrament of unnecessary goodness, ordained for a continual remembrance that the world will always be more delicious than it is useful.
Robert Farrar Capon
Yes indeed. Which makes the modern tendency to slam down a meal as fuel all the more deplorable. We all do it from time to time. The trick is to be sure that we are mindful. That we do not make it a habit. That we appreciate the goodness available to us, thanks to the sheer generosity and goodness of God who wants us to have something delicious.

I came across this in The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski, a review book I am enjoying. However, it reminded me of Capon's wonderful book The Supper of the Lamb which I recommend to everyone, whether they cook or not.

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