A fascinating mixture of history, religion and recipes, God’s Cook Book explores the spiritual traditions of the ancient Levant and how they influenced culinary development. It offers a unique insight into the holy books of the three Abrahamic faiths, (Christianity, Judaism and Islam), and their prescriptions for human nutrition, as well as practical guides allowing the modern-day cook to recreate classical dishes. Complemented by illustrations drawn from the rich archives of the Arcadian Group, this book offers a tantalizing passage into antiquity.
This book does not aim to preach or dwell on the differences among the three faiths, but to celebrate similarities and shared spiritual roots. It is intended as an appreciation of the oneness of the three Abrahamic faiths through the medium of the most universal preoccupation since the dawn of time: food. At the same time, this book is difficult to categorize, encompassing not only cooking, but also art, religion and philosophy.