The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads

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Sharing food is a cornerstone of virtually every faith on the planet. Now, author and veteran food writer Lynne Meredith Golodner invites you to circle the globe, then step into your kitchen to make breads from sacred Native American, Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions.

Millions of small groups meet in congregations, libraries, coffee shops and living rooms nationwide. The Flavors of Faith is a perfect choice for a series of small-group discussions with friends taking turns baking a new treat every week. Interested in a fresh approach to training in cross-cultural competency? Human resource departments, educational institutions and health care centers nationwide are looking for new ways to help men and women explore these issues. This innovative book can turn a cross-cultural class into a delightful experience of learning while tasting and then sharing stories from across the whole community.

Lynne’s stories will inspire you to share your own! In this book, you are invited to visit The Flavors of Faith website to post your own stories, recipes, ideas and questions. By taking part in The Flavors of Faith you can help other readers appreciate the richness of faith and food, whatever your own faith or culture may be.

In The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads, chapters include the importance of food in strengthening American communities, plus a recipe from a beloved American poet; the story of pretzels as both a symbol of prayer and an annual reminder of a season that involves 1 in 3 people on the planet; an introduction to popular Jewish breads with easy recipes to produce beautiful woven loaves; a taste of Native American traditions that is both sweet and savory; a visit to an American Muslim community where women baked bread to build a house of worship and cultural center; plus more stories and recipes of breads that families prepare for holidays around the world; and the story of a rich and surprising tradition that truly is described as The King of Breads.

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