Creating with the Creator: Cooking as a Spiritual Practice

  • Kate Gorman

Abstract

Most scholars will readily agree that people who regularly eat homecooked meals tend to be happier and healthier, but the agreement ends on the answer to the question: how can we find the time and money to cook? Instead of cooking at home, we are relying on convenience foods to fill our tables; this is affecting our relationship to food itself, to our natural surroundings, to others, to ourselves, and most importantly to God. I advocate for home-cooking through a Christian lens: when we cook as Christians, we enter into a spiritual realm where we acknowledge the sacredness of food and its beauty from our Creator—essentially, cooking is a spiritual practice.

Published
2019-08-28
Section
Jameson First-Year Writing Contest Winners, Fall