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Food For The Gods

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  • Rynn Berry is the historical adviser to the NAVS (North American Vegetarian Society). In his lectures, articles and books, he has specialized in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective. His first book, The New Vegetarians, was a collection of biographical sketches and interviews of famous contemporary vegetarians. His second book Famous Vegetarians and Their Favorite Recipes is a biographical history of vegetarianism that ranges from Pythagoras and the Buddha to Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Beatles. In Food for the Gods, Rynn has written essays on vegetarianism in each of the world's religions: Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism Taoism , Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He has also included interviews with prominent vegetarian thinkers from each of these religions. In the back of the book Food for the Gods brings together at least five vegetarian recipes from each religious tradition (most of which are for living food dishes).
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Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism & The World's Religions
by Rynn Berry

$19.95 - Softcover - 374 pages

In ten illuminating essays followed by fascinating conversations with vegetarian religious thinkers, Food for the Gods answers such questions as:

  • Why were so many of the founders of the world's great religions vegetarians?
  • Was Jesus a vegetarian?
  • Did Buddha die from eating rotting meat?
  • Which are the most ecologically sensitive religions?
  • What is the future for vegetarianism and religion in the new millennium?
  • Savor the cuisine of the first woman to gain access to the sacred temple kitchens of southern India.
  • Learn the culinary secrets of the Taoist vegetarian tradition.
  • Discover the world's great religions with your mind and your palate.

Food for the Gods also contains numerous delicious vegetarian recipes: Taste the mouth -watering recipes of vegetarian chef Brother Ron Pickarski

Food for the Gods is food for the mind and a feast for the senses.

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