Friday, April 8, 2011

Dinner at All Saints

Last evening, Rusty and Anthony traveled to All Saints Church in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, for a special Cooking with the Bible event/dinner for Lent. In the past weeks, All Saints's pastor, Jane Rockman, discussed the bible's lessons and stories of hospitality with her congregation. Then, to emphasize her point, she distributed recipes from Cooking with the Bible and asked her congregants to pick one to prepare and share with the group (and us) as a prelude to Palm Sunday and Holy Week. And she invited us to speak with the group about what biblical foods and meals of the bible can teach us about the stories, peoples, and messages of the bible.
When the table was spread, we were quite impressed with the beautiful presentation and the mouth-watering aromas. And the food tasted as delicious as it looked! Here is the menu...

Hummus with Olive Oil and Pine Nuts:

Cucumber and Yoghurt Salad:

Endive Salad with Olives and Clementines:

Jacob's Green Bean Salad:

Barley-Apricot Salad with Roasted Hazelnuts:

Zachariah's Temple Loaf:

Princely Beans in Tomato Sauce:

Seethed Gilgal Stew:

Persian Lamb Stew with Sweet Fruits:

Herb-basted Turkey Breast:

Esau's Pottage:

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