Creating with the Creator: Cooking as a Spiritual Practice

  • Kate Gorman


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.

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