Looking for wholewheat pasta, I came across some penne made from "freshly sprouted, certified organically grown whole grains, legumes, and seeds" and thought, fair enough. It was quite tasty actually, if a bit overpriced.
But while I was cooking it last night, I read the box in more detail. First of all, it's called Ezekiel 4:9 Penne, which I suppose I should have realised is not a normal name for a pasta product. The box also has the following text, that I assume relates to the name (this is not the kind of house that has a bible at hand for easy reference):
As described in the Holy Scriptures: "Take also unto thee Wheat and Barley and Beans and Lentils and Millet and Spelt and put them in one vessel and make bread of it..."Funny stuff! I wonder if the bible says anything about adding sausages, onion, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini and a jar of pasta sauce (which was secular, as far as I can tell).
The company's website doesn't have any overt religious references, just a couple of animated doves, a guarantee that their products are Kosher, and one line saying that the recipe for the penne was inspired by Scripture. (There's a Genesis 1:29 bread too).
I tend to be in favour of the separation of church and dinner, but this stuff was quite tasty. I'm just going to have to start taking books into the kitchen so I've got something else to read while I'm cooking it.
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