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  1. Divine Dining Sacred foods, and their significance

  2. Eating Out Why do we do this, and what occasions do we do this for?

  3. La Fête des Rois

  4. Eating Out Why do we do this, and what occasions do we do this for?

  5. Abrahamic Foods Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, oh my…

  6. Challah Used to represent the manna give to the Israelites by God. What about other breads?

  7. Other Breads

  8. Halal Foods No cloven hooves or alcohol allowed Very similar to Kosher foods

  9. Wine? Could be used as blood of Christ Discouraged consumption in Abrahamic faiths

  10. Hindu Foods Taboos, and sacred grub

  11. Monkey Feast Foods offered as homage to Hanuman Grants good karma for those offering

  12. Ghee Clarified butter Used for purification, and as a salve Food for the Devas Sacrifice for Krishna

  13. Milk Hindu respect milk, as it comes from a lesser Deva Sustains life, and used as a purifier

  14. Eggs Source of life Symbol of beginnings Taboo for the Hindu

  15. Offerings Foods as gifts

  16. Offerings in the Orient

  17. In Short • Sacred foods are symbols • Offerings to the gods • Representations of the gods • Sacred items