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Food

Everyone who knows me well knows that I am passionate about food. I love to garden, cook, and eat. I do not like doing dishes, but I practice self-discipline and do them. My gracious husband often helps.

I’ve taught a class at Calvin College about food and guest lectured at Moody Bible Institute on the topic. I’ve written various essays (published and unpublished) about eating, cooking, and theological reflections on food.

I’m highly informed by the local food movement and cooks such as Nigella Lawson who teach that food–from the early stages of preparation to the final bite–is a process to be enjoyed and relished. Food is a gift of the earth and, ultimately (in my belief) of God. Because of that, we are to be stewards of the soil from which grains, vegetables, and grass grow.

One of my passions is to educate friends, students, and readers in the joy and responsibility of being an omnivorious species.

So, if the topic of food is new to you, check out my recommended reading and cookbooks!

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