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Food from Scripture series: Wine, an omnipresent food with spiritual significance

With more than 300 references to wine, vineyards and winemaking, Scripture underscores the significance of the grape in biblical places and times. Wine is...

Food from Scripture series: Bread, a sign of God’s love for...

Bread is among the earliest prepared foods, with archeological evidence of it dating back more than 10,000 years. A primary source of nourishment for...

Food from Scripture series: Milk and honey — Prosperity in the...

Milk and honey make grand appearances in the Old Testament to represent prosperity in the Promised Land. It is God that promises to lead...

Food from Scripture series: Lamb — Saving grace central to Jewish,...

One of God's more timid creatures is embodied with deep religious symbolism forever tied to the Jewish and Christian faiths. The gentle lamb appears...

Food from Scripture series: Olives — valued gift from God makes...

Olives have been cultivated and crushed for oil for at least 2,000 years before the Christian era. Scripture gives no doubt to the abundance...

Food from Scripture series: Fish, center of New Testament stories, symbol...

Fish stories capture our attention with suspense and metaphor. We love to hear about the big catch or the one that got away. In fact,...

Food from Scripture series: Almonds, a lesson on watchful patience

From the first winter bud to the harvest of pockmarked shells in late summer, almonds take time to mature. One needs to understand the almond's...

Food from Scripture series: The Fig, symbol of security, prosperity, faith

Velvety soft on the outside with sweet crimson flesh within, the fig is a captivating food that makes its biblical debut in Genesis. Could the...

Enjoy this recipe for a warm, southwestern Christmas treat: Biscochitos

With stunning deserts, sprawling red mesas, snowcapped peaks and vibrant sunsets, New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment. The Southwest state also observes...

Thanksgiving: Culinary prayer gives praise to God for abundant gifts

When the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people gathered for what we now call the first Thanksgiving, they were celebrating plentiful game and fish and...

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