Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In His New Show, TV Chef to Blend Food, Spirituality

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In His New Show, TV Chef to Blend Food, Spirituality

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There is no more sacred moment in many Christian denominations than Communion, when members share bread and wine that they believe becomes the real presence of Christ.

In biblical times, no agreement was made without a feast. In ratifying the covenant between God and humanity, Moses and the chief men of the people of Israel beheld God, "and they ate and drank," according to an account in Exodus.

If it sometimes seems that religious groups today are preoccupied with sex - what acts are allowed and who can be ordained - people back in biblical times were more concerned with food, says Jeff Smith, the popular cooking instructor best-known for his television show on PBS "The Frugal Gourmet."

"Feasting was the most intimate thing you could do. The bedroom was way down the line," Smith says.

So it was a natural for Smith, a United Methodist minister, to combine food and theology in a new show "The Frugal Gourmet Keeps the Feast." The weekly show, produced with United Methodist Communications, airs on the Faith and Values Channel, a religious cable network. …

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