A docuseries on the spirituality of food
Taste and See
Taste and See is a documentary series exploring the spirituality of food with farmers, chefs, bakers and winemakers engaging with food as a profound gift from God. Their stories serve as a meditation on the beauty, mystery and wonder to be found in every meal shared at the table.
“To eat is still something more than to maintain bodily functions. People may not understand what that ‘something more’ is, but they nonetheless desire to celebrate it. They are still hungry and thirsty for sacramental life.”
– Norman Wirzba, Food and Faith
FROM THE DIRECTOR
I grew up in a world where food and faith were disconnected. I always enjoyed eating, but never gave food much thought.
Everything changed in 2015 when I read Robert Farrar Capon’s The Supper of the Lamb. With brilliant humor, theological depth, and a passion for cooking, Capon brought me to his table and taught me the power of every meal. It was an epiphany. Scales fell from my eyes as I discovered food and everything connected with eating as inherently and profoundly spiritual. Beauty, mystery, wonder and delight could be found in every meal shared at the table. Eating was a window offering glimpses of the deepest truths, answers to the biggest questions, tastes of the divine, as food for our bodies and souls.
The potential audience is vast. This series will resonate with foodies and the spiritually-inclined alike. Many foodies are hungry for meaning behind the delicious ingredients they celebrate, and intuitively seem to know there is more to food than just physical nourishment. And as with my own upbringing, many people of faith struggle to connect their eating to God. Taste and See brings these worlds together with its premise that the material and the spiritual are inseparable. Eating together is an intimate, spiritual act.
Andrew is a storyteller with a passion for people and projects telling the world’s most important stories. He most recently served as Producer on the award-winning feature documentary In Pursuit of Silence, a meditative and experiential film about silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. His first spark of inspiration for Taste and See came from reading Robert Farrar Capon’s The Supper of the Lamb.