I've been writing a bit about meals and food for a couple of my classes - the role of feasts and banquet imagery and how it relates to discipleship in Luke and Paul's writings on idol foods and the eucharist in 1 Corinthians. I'm fascinated with food in this sense, particularly because food binds us to the earth and to each other.
A meal is an act of quiet
consecration, of holy service,
made no less significant
because it is so common.
(From Kent Nerburn, Small Graces)