Food of the Gods
When religion and food is mixed together the result is a recipe that includes both sweat meats and boiled vegetables. Long fasts and massive gluttony. In this programme Phil Smith looks at the interraction between food and faiths. It is not a deep theological feast of heavy meat and boiled vegetables. It's a series of tasty treats that touch on connections between food and religion. It explores relgious attitudes to eating, fasting, overeating and offering food to the Gods. Vegetarianism and cannibalism - and a menu that stretches from ancient Egypt to the present day across all the continents. Produced & narrated by Phil Smith for RNZ.