Cycles of Feasting and Fasting
Kacy, a new convert and new bride has a most excellent post regarding food over at Meandering Home. The cycles of feasting and fasting in the Catholic Church is something I have grown to love over the past three years. She references Babette's Feast which has been one of my favorite movies, next to Buckaroo Bonzai and the Adventures from the 8th Dimension. (Buckaroo was a race car driver, neurosurgeon and lead guitarist in a rock band, but I digress)
"In summary, we are brought closer to God through eating because we are reminded of our dependence on Him. The family meal brings to mind the Eucharist, as we share food as a community. Finally, the cycles of feasting and fasting keep us from becoming too attached to creation while letting us enjoy the good things God has given to us."