by Marion Nestle
Aug 30 2013
The Upanishads and other thanks for food
I love collections on obscure (and sometimes not so obscure) food themes. This book collects prayers, incantations, and thanks for food from may cultures.
Adrian Butash. Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World. New World Library, 2013.
In addition to the expected Christian prayers giving thanks for what is about to be consumed, the book has others, like this one from the Upanishads:
I am food, I am food, I am food.
I am the food-eater, I am the food-eater, I am the food eater.
I am the combining agent, I am the combining agent, I am the combining agent.
…I, who am food, eat the eater of food. I have overcome the world. I am brilliant like the sun.
A thought for the start of the weekend. Enjoy!