Item Reviewed: Taste and See: Discovering God amoung Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers
Length: 208 pages
Release Date: (January 22, 2019)
Author: Margaret Feinberg
We here at Geek Devotions were given access to this book through BookLookBloggers.com. We are very thankful to them, and Mrs.Feinburg for allowing us the chance to read this and share our thoughts.
Taste & See is a book that delves into the idea that God is a foodie who wants to transform your supper into a sacrament. Margaret Feinberg writes that since the opening of creation, God has loved food and loved showing His loving kindness through food. In all eight chapters, you visit a different food product that is found in scriptures and how they are grown, made, or procured. There are also two to three recipes at the end of every chapter that will leave you hungry and ready to run to the kitchen.
The Cover Art
The cover art is a great preparation for what you are about to read. It makes you feel as if you are going to be opening up a cookbook, and in a way you are.
What We Thought
This premise of this book had me intrigued from the beginning, the concept that God loves food, and is trying to tell us things through his creation? Well yes, sign me up. I had heard of Mrs. Feinburg before as well, so this was a fairly easy decision for me personally because food, cooking food, and eating food are past times I enjoy. The contents of this book are much like those big Sunday afternoon meals with your family, where you need to nap so your body can properly digest. I had a hard time reading more than a chapter every few days due to all the information there was to digest. Mrs.Feinburg does an amazing job of going in depth with the processes of making olive oil and matzo bread, fishing in Israel, and harvesting figs. If you enjoy books that make you think, delve deeper into scriptures and the context of some of the passages that deal with food then this is definitely the book for you. So go out, grab a copy and enjoy learning the intricacies of looking at scripture through the eyes of a “foodie.”
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