It has always seemed to me that the thing about food which most needs emphasis, and which least gets it, is that food is a spiritual as well as a physical conception. It has its sacramental
side. The bread and salt shared by the Arab of the desert with the guest is as sacred as the hospitality and good faith it signifies. The great central rite, of the Christian Church, the Lord’s Supper, has appealed to the imaginations of millions of mankind for two thousand years because it is built around a conception of Food which is as holy as Life itself.