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Emory expert looks at the relationship between food and faith

Emory University religion professor Jennifer Ayres knows good food. For her, it’s not just about the taste and presentation but rather the item’s history, how it was produced and distributed.

Her new book “Good Food: Grounded Practical Theory” explores the link between food and faith.

“The book is about people and communities who want to make a response that’s faithful to God but also helps human beings and creation,” Ayres explains. “To me, the core moral and faith formation issue is to re-inscribe that sense of interdependence,” she says. “I am dependent on the land. I am dependent on workers. We all are woven together in this interdependent network.”

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