Tasting Grace: Discovering the Power of Food to Connect Us to God, One Another, and Ourselves (Hardcover)
The winner of The Next Food Network Star season five and New York Times best-selling author of Ten Dollar Dinners shares how God used food to invite her into His love.
It wasn't until Melissa d'Arabian evaluated her relationship with food in light of her relationship with God that she began to appreciate food as not only a gift from him but also as a deeper invitation into his love. As she prayed, studied Scripture, and reflected on the stories from her own life, Melissa saw how God had used food to draw her into community, to redeem her moments of greatest tragedy, and ultimately to connect her more to him.
In Tasting Grace, Melissa shares sixteen invitations that will transform your perception of food and the role it plays in your own life, from equality to connection to hospitality to stewardship and more. She explains how through her experiences, she learned to trust the ingredients--in recipes and in life--and join God in the act of creation.
Whether you are a mom struggling to throw together a healthy meal for your family each night or a single woman longing for fellowship around your table, you will draw encouragement and inspiration from Melissa's reminder that all food, first and foremost, is a gift from God. When you return to him as the source, you will find the freedom to enjoy his beautiful and delicious creation.
About the Author
Celebrity chef and television host, MELISSA D'ARABIAN, is the bestselling author of Ten Dollar Dinners and Supermarket Healthy. She hosts the FoodNetwork.com web series "Smart Carts" and is a contributing writer for Food Network's FN Dish blog. Melissa, the season 5 winner of Food Network Star, believes in the power of the family meal and always serves food with the goal of nourishing both body and soul. She lives just outside San Diego with her husband, Philippe, and four daughters.