Metaphors We Live By: Food for Thought

Bishop Edward King Chapel

Food stories are important in for understanding the Kingdom of God. Tim Spector’s (2020) book has shown us that most of what we know about diets is based on an ‘average’ person, and this social-scientific construction of the average is invariably a white, middle-class, middle-aged male. Notions of ideal fat, sugar, fibre, alcohol and calorie intake make assumptions based on a handful of models, that invariably ignore specifics of age, class, gender and ethnicity.

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